Food Trailer Tuesday in Austin, TX

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Gubrz, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    my buddy is in town visiting, so we thought wed hit trailer tuesday at the long center just on the south side of towne lake and grab dinner from one of the trucks... the line was horrendous! and then you had to stand in a different line to get drinks! *faint* lol :)

    _DSC9354 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr
    _DSC9471 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr
    _DSC9468 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr
    _DSC9474 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr
    _DSC9158 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr
    _DSC9424 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr
    _DSC9617 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr
    _DSC9614 by Eliĉjo Flâneur, on Flickr

  2. Really great set of images. You have caught the atmosphere really well. Nice job!!!!:thumbup:
  3. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    hey thanks so much Andy!
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Love the first bike shot!

    I miss Austin. Food truck scenes here in Houston can get pretty crazy and packed too. Too many trucks here selling the same items though. I see "kim-chi fries" and "truffle fries" waaaay too much. I found the San Francisco trucks to be more creative.
  5. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Good captures, like the new Jag :)
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    the first might be my the subject isolation in a crowd. The shots of the workers in the food trucks are all top notch. What process did you use on number that a split toning? I really like it...did I see some variation of that in your last couple shots on flickr as well? I may need to borrow that.

    also, I'm gonna steal that car in my mind and see if I can drive it fast enough to make it back to Milwaukee in time to go to work tomorrow at noon......gotta run.
  7. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    i like that its got more pop to it, and that it shows the food truck area.. which was the pt of the day... but like the city in the background of the other shot.. i wish i had the time needed to get the buildings lined up nicely, but i was darting into and out of the road trying to get bike shots and thought i might have used up all my "dont let me get hit by a car!" luck, lol!

    i get to houston often enuf that i should try the food trucks there... where abouts are they??
    i cant imagine living somewhere other than austin if i had to be in texas. houston is too humid(not that austin ISNT humid... *wipes sweaty brow*) and big n busy, and dallas is too.... dallas... lol
    i miss BOULDER, CO!!! omg, heaven! or Tacoma or Seattle, WA :)
    yeah, i hate when you start getting the same thngs with extremely minor tweaks at places... im WAY over truffle fries, way too many of them all over the place now... we need a new "truffle fries" food... lol:)

    oh yeah, they had it and another car right up in the middle of the pavillion type area. i loved the front of it, but it had a huge stripe of shadow awkwardly across it in the photo and it just looked terrible, so i just stuck to the rear shot, lol:)

    she was ADORABLE! she just kept eating her popsicle and staring into the camera for like 5 minutes! like she was analyzing me, or wondering what camera i had... i imagine she has gas now after seein the rx1... or at least thats what i tell myself to further validate my huge expense... "see... even that little girl loves it!"
    HA! :D

    the lady worker was super perky about it.. i said "i waited in this long ass line just to get your picture!" she cracked up and did that silly pose for me... then the guy with the mask on was in the next trailer.. they had the back door(which was to the side in this situation) open for more air flow, and i walked up and he posed... another guy posed for me, but it was just as i finished snapping a few shots and was already just starting to lower the camera... so all i got was him glancing over just before he held up some of the food.. i was bummed, but didnt want to make him rehold it up for me and interrupt him.. it was crazy busy, so it was nice that he was nice enuf to pose the first time. lol

    its color efex, infrared film, glamour glow, and bi color filter user defined.
    it defaults to a blue and brown, i change the blue to a dark teal kinda color. then tweak the opacity of the colors, lower the blend to zero, then adjust angle and height to get it splitting the image into 2 color zones without affecting anything in the other sides zones(does that make sense? i want 2 things 2 diff colors without any teal touching what should be orange, etc)
    im OBSESSED with it.. i keep making EVERYTHING that.. so yes, im CERTAIN youve seen it all over my flickr, lol!

    it doesnt work for everything tho... you need a def split zone in the image for the 2 colors to make it look right(to ME at least)
    the glam glow is just cause i think the duo tone looks nicer with the hyper softness, i max it out.
    the infrared basically sucks the color out, and makes it super contrasty. i spend the most time here tweaking highlights and shadows and brightness levels to get just enuf highlight texture showing for how i like it.

    steal away! ill give you backup! "no officer, he was with me at an all day movie festival... he couldnt have stolen that car! and no, i dunno who that guy that looks like him is thats in all the red light cams making a B line for wisconsin...."


    relooking over the pics... i think christi and her dog get the jag... sorry luke.. its just more her... you need something with more record store owner eccentric qualities to it! ;) we'll find you a diff car to steal away with! :D hehehehe
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    fair enough..... as long as you're going to be on the lookout for a car for me, let me help you narrow your search. I'm on the lookout for a sweet vintage station wagon (ostensibly, I could haul records in it, but it would be more for local cruising and looking cool). I've kind of narrowed it down to a Volvo P1800es..... kinda like James Bond's grocery getter or a Volkswagen Squareback (Lucille's RX1 shots ignited this fire in me and it just won't go out) ..... . If you (or anyone else here) sees one of these beauties with a for sale sign in the window, I wanna hear about it.
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Not sure how far this is from you, but the photos look sweet. 1973 VW Type 3 Squareback I might need to make a trip to Austin with a car hauler.
  10. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    ill keep my eyes open! austin has tons of eccentric type people, so id really keep looking here, if you dont mind the flight/drive to pick something up.
    we even have a car tv show thats based out of our city, where they fix up old cars and do some fun stuff with them

    first, thats cool looking... i love me some old VWs... but i love new car MPG......... howd i end up in this gas guzzling grand cherokee?!?!
    and 2nd... people in austin proper say i live in south georgetown... a razz on how far north round rock is from "the city"
    yeah, so at MOST its 15 minutes away.. more than likely its like 7 minutes... lol!

    Luke & Sandy... i dunno,.. i dont like the way that flows... ;)
    tho, sandy DOES have an iphone holder...!
    the video they posted looks nice... i dont see any OBVIOUS kookiness going on with it... thats as far as my car knowledge goes - "obvious" lol :D

    i need to get a bullseye record sticker and slap it on the back and take some test photos for you.. see how it looks :D hehehe
  11. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    I had the EXACT same car when I was in high school! Mine was a 1972 and the same yellow color, but the seats were beige instead of black. What a sweet ride that was!
  12. stratokaster

    stratokaster Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Nice photos. We recently had a food truck day in College Park, but the line was so hideously long that we chickened out and got our coffee and sandwiches at a local food coop :)
  13. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    haha.. yeah these lines were outrageous, but it was all partof the experience.. or so i kept telling my stomach when it growled at me :)
  14. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Nice, Eliot. I really like the 5th shot. Killer shadow and texture....and he looks kinda sketchy too, well I guess anyone wearing a face mask will look sketchy.
  15. Great series, great shots!
  16. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    thanks livvy! yeah, he looks like a bandit chef there to steal ingredients for his own food trailer! hehehe
    thanks so much dave :D