The Rocket Bar in Austin, and a visit from RC Concepcion

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    This is a photo of a strange place on South Congress. I was down at a restaurant in the area and I saw this when I was walking back to my car. As usual, I had my tripod and camera ready, so I set up for a shot. It was actually a store that sold all kinds of pop art and a lot of neon. I thought it looked cool through the frosted glass. Any of you Austinites know the name of this place?

    Also, recently I had the pleasure of hanging out with RC Concepcion when he came down to Austin to host a photo-editing seminar along with Dave Cross in Austin. Here is RC's HDR he shot here in Austin. I found out he was coming to Austin on Twitter, so we tweeted up a little get-together in a well-orchestrated 140-character tennis match. We went out to shoot the SRV statue in the rain, ate a leisurely dinner full of philosophical thoughts, and then I had him over to show him the "Stuck in Motion" video over at my home before it was released. I was happy that this guy, the know-it-all (in a good way) host of Layers TV could not even figure it out! BTW, if you are looking to bone up on all your Adobe products, be sure to watch some Layers TV or subscribe to the free video podcast in iTunes.

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    1. Fotourbana 65 months ago | reply

      Excelente composición

    2. Definitive HDR Photography 65 months ago | reply

      Yea I figured you may be a little busy taken your kids out for Halloween but I thought I would ask anyways :) Seems like it could be cool to get something a little ghoulish :)

    3. Cinnamon~girl~creations 65 months ago | reply

      top hats, rocket ships and (my favorite) vintage hawaiian hula girls...sounds like a pretty cool place! Austin is on "my list", you have me yearning to check it off! Thanks Trey!

    4. Xindaan 65 months ago | reply

      This lives through the colours, which show excellent contrasts to each other.
      Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    5. Tallapragada 65 months ago | reply

      nice processing

    6. James Duckworth 65 months ago | reply

      This is great Trey!

    7. Jenny Barnes Photography 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Makes My Bones Sing ~P1 C3~, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      What a cool shot- beautiful light and color and quite eye catching.

    8. { <3 } 65 months ago | reply

      Neat! I live a few blocks from there.

    9. W.R. van Straalen 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Photo Distillery(Post1-Comment3), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. mlsnp 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Neon Texas, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Carrie McGann 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Color Escape: Warm Cool Contrasts, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Mimi Ditchie 65 months ago | reply

      Really beautiful processing and composition. Seen at #81 in Explore.

      Seen in my contacts' Explore photos. (?)

    13. Apogee Photography 65 months ago | reply

      Very cool photo! I haven't been to the Rocket Club yet, but now I want to go check it out!

    14. sanderstodd13 63 months ago | reply

      This is Roadhouse Relics on South First St.. My place. The neon signs are new, they are my POP ART.
      Great photo!

    15. Fatima Teresa 53 months ago | reply

      maravillosa toma saludos

    16. Torganiel 52 months ago | reply

      Great capture! ;-)

    17. Abe K 50 months ago | reply

      What a great, well framed photo!

    18. 49 months ago | reply

      We are working on a monthly travel and adventure sport competition, all winning entries will be published in an online magazine. Judge panel will selected from Flickr.

      There are 3 parts of the competition, 2 parts are currently under development:

      A Flick group called : - please submit your best photo here

      A website containing information on current judges and short-listed submissions

      The actual magazine name - to be announced

      If you would like to be a judge, please contact me

      This is completely free and run by volunteers

    19. Beaches Marley .. catching up 46 months ago | reply

      wONDERFUL shot. You have a great eye

    20. tj_th11 46 months ago | reply

      Yay! I'm from Austin! Beautiful place.

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