From the pits, crowds and stages
Been sitting on this news for a while but today, I’m proud to share my association with the Sony Artisans of Imagery program. The latest issue of Sony Alpha Universe Magazine and their new website https://alphauniverseclub.com just dropped, featuring an interview with me about SXSW and their new lenses.
Red Bull Sound Select kicked off June with a wicked show at one of Austin’s finest venues – The Mohawk. The bill was headlined by King Tuff with support from local favorites, Residual Kid and Portland’s Summer Cannibals.
Check the pics after the jump.
Two years can feel like a lifetime in the digital camera market, with fresh faced models seemingly delivered on a frantic six month schedule. But that’s roughly how long my RX1 has been in service – two full years. It was the golden child back then, always with me, consistently impressing with the sweet render of its Zeiss Sonnar 35/2 and the jaw dropping dynamic range from the 24-megapixel sensor. But new interchangeable lens models were released by Sony and the RX1 would often be relegated to the drawer. The newer Alphas boast faster AF, built-it EVFs, higher resolution or better low light performance, and the ability to mount nearly every lens ever made for the format.
Don’t expect this to be a well controlled, thoroughly tested discourse on the new Batis lenses. I literally had each lens for about five minutes at Precision Camera here in Austin, TX where the store was hosting a dealer day. Lucky me when I strolled up to the Sony display and there they were, the new Batis lenses – apparently the only copies in N. America.
California doom metal darlings, Sleep, reunited for a packed show at Austin City Limits Live. Click after the jump for the gallery…
For the weary business traveler, the road often loses its promise of excitement and newness. The camera can reset and shift that jaded perspective.
Night Drive, Roger Sellers and Robert Delong played to capacity last night at The Parish in Austin, TX for the Red Bull Sound Select series.
With overcast skies, rain and major storms threatening all weekend, the 2015 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas went off with only a minor hitch (debris on the track prior to start). Just before the race, the skies opened up and the sun broke through, lighting up the brilliant red, white and blue track elements. Red Bull racer, Spaniard Marc Marquez, pulled off the “three-peat” with his third consecutive victory at the annual event held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.
Qualifying day at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX for the 2015 MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas.
It’s hard not to slip into hyperbole when writing about Sturgill Simpson’s Austin City Limits taping on Wednesday. It was truly something special.