Sometimes I just like to get a grungy shot of some cool neon.
There's this little spot in Austin along North Loop Road that I have always wanted to shoot, so one evening before sunset I headed over there to do just that. It's not a big area - just a few stores, maybe a bar or two, a couple of restaurants. Nothing big.
It's just that every time I drive by it (we have some friends that live nearby), I tell myself that I need to go shoot there, so I finally made it happen. To my eyes, the best-looking spot there is this vintage store, Room Service Vintage. It's just cool looking, but then again I am a sucker for neon or any sort.
I was drawn in visually by the neon, but also the textures of the pavement in front. Although there was a nice blue arriving in the distant sky, you can see the sunset that I missed while shooting here reflected in the store windows. I tried to find a place to grab some of that great light, but alas it was not to be. I didn't have time to get to a sunset spot to shoot it, so I just had to watch it from a distance and get a reflection of it.
You can't win them all, but I do like the photo of the storefront so that's a win in my book!