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2016 Lone Star Rally

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32 Photos in This Gallery

The sound of roaring motorcycle engines on the Strand, mostly Harley V-Twins, is the sound of happiness.  After two rainy days the weather cleared up and all the bikers in Galveston (near Texas) were treated to a perfect day.  Lots of bikers and pretty girls here.   Thank goodness for pretty bartenders.

This is the first batch of photos, expect more over the next few days.  The girl in the pink top below is the daughter of the gal in the large photo above.

 


The Wenches, Women and Girls of the 2016 Texas Renaissance Festival

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80 Photos in This Gallery

Girls love to dress up in costume for the Renaissance Festival.  Here is a selection of ladies or wenches in Renaissance period clothing, belly dance costumes, pirate, gypsy barbarian and fantasy outfits.  All were shot on October 8, 2016, opening day in Todd Mission, Texas.  The weather was ideal.

See all renfest photos here from previous years:

https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/


Austin, September, 2016

These photos were taken at the Castle Hill Graffiti Park and 6th Street in downtown Austin.

 


SXSW 2016

Street shots and street portraits I grabbed in Austin, Texas while SXSW was in full swing.

 

 


Houston and Galveston, February, 2016

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8 Photos in This Gallery

Just a few odd shots I took  last month.

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2015 Lone Star Rally

The sound of roaring motorcycle engines on the Strand, mostly Harley V-Twins, is the sound of happiness.  After two rainy days the weather cleared up and all the bikers in Galveston (near Texas) were treated to a perfect day.  Lots of bikers and pretty girls here.   Thank goodness for pretty bartenders.


The Wenches, Women and Girls of the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival V

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15 Photos in this Gallery

This is the fifth and final set of photos from my visit to the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October, 17.

The response to these photographs has been amazing with thousands of views coming from those who participate in the Texas Renaissance Festival Friends group on Facebook.

To see 65 other photos from 2015, and many from prior years use this link: https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/

If you are curious about my other photography, try clicking on one of the menu buttons at the top of the page to view a photographic record of my misadventures.


The Wenches, Women and Girls of the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival IV (and Men)

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15 Photos in this Gallery

This is the fourth set of photos from my visit to the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October, 17.    I expect to be publishing one more set tomorrow.  Today was a special day.  My home has been undergoing repairs from the May flood.  The painters left giving me back several rooms.  The kitchen is not completed, but at least I have some space.

The response to these photographs has been amazing with thousands of views coming from those who participate in the Texas Renaissance Festival Friends group on Facebook.

To see 50 other photos from 2015, and many from prior years use this link: https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/

If you are curious about my other photography, try clicking on one of the menu buttons at the top of the page to view a photographic record of my misadventures.


The Wenches, Women and Girls of the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival III (and Men)

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20 Photos in this Gallery

This is the third set of photos from my visit to the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October, 17.    I expect to be publishing more as the week goes on.

To see 30 other photos from 2015, and many from prior years use this link: https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/

If you are curious about my other photography, try clicking on one of the menu buttons at the top of the page to view a photographic record of my misadventures.


The Wenches, Women and Girls of the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival II

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20 Photos in this Gallery

This is the second set of photos from my visit to the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October, 17.    I expect to be publishing more as the week goes on.

To see other photos from 2015 and prior years use this link: https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/

If you need something more to tide you over until the weekend, try clicking on some of the menu buttons at the top of the page to follow the photographic record of my misadventures.


The Wenches, Women and Girls of the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival

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This is the first batch of photos from my visit to the 2015 Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October, 17.  I must have photographed about 100 people, so it will take me a while to go through the lot of them.  It’s people in costumes that make this fair special.  Without them, I might as well be drinking beer in the city.

To see photos from prior years use this link: https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/


The Wenches, Women and Girls of theTexas Renaissance Festival III

Angelic Girl II

Angelic Girl II

10 Photos in This Gallery

The best thing about a Renaissance Festival is you can be anyone you want to be. Here are photos of ladies or wenches in costumes of all sorts.
See all renfest photos here from 2008, 2012 and 2013: https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/


Austin in August

Some were shot at Austin’s famous 6th Street,  others at Austin’s well known graffiti park.  The girl with a dog was walking down the street from where I stay when in Austin.


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On the Banks of the Colorado River

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Colorado River #2

5 Black and White Photos in this Gallery

Lake Travis feeds the Colorado River.  You may notice the river is low with the bottom is visible.  Lake Travis is at 32% capacity after several years of a Central Texas drought.  It rained later that day, but the storm barely did anything for the reservoir.  This location is downstream near Bastrop, Texas at the Lost Pines Hyatt.


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More From SXSW

Redhead and Old Men

Redhead and Old Men

8 Color Street Photos in This Gallery

This is the sixth installment of photos taken at SXSW in Austin, Texas.  If you like this one, please look at the previous 5 in color and black and white.  If you don’t see them, click on the “Texas” menu button in the header and scroll down.


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SXSW Street Style

 

Girls Selling Art

Girls Selling Art

8 Color Street Photos in This Gallery

In this group of photos at SXSW all subjects posed or were aware of the camera and decided to interact with me.  This is the 5th part of the SXSW series, please look at the earlier ones if you have the time.


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Ron Does SXSW III

Sandwich

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8 Black and White Street Photos in This Gallery

Ron’s coverage of SXSW continues.  Austin’s 6th Street is one of my all time favorite places for street photography.  It has atmosphere, bars and loud music spilling out into the street.  Frequently, it is closed to auto traffic.  One feels the intensity of Bourbon Street without the seedy, unfriendly underpinnings.

Stay tuned as I have 3 more galleries of photos from SXSW.  They are in color and have a somewhat different emphasis.

 


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Let Your Inner Child Run Wild

 

Wheels Keep Turning

Wheels Keep Turning

There are 8 Photos in This Gallery and a longer message than usual.

Instead of posting a silly graphic comparing the traffic on my blog to the Louvre, I will try to give a meaningful year end message.   My blog is four years old this month.  During the first year I had very little contact with other WordPress.Com bloggers.  The beginning of 2013 saw a major shift in viewers of this blog from a certain large photo forum that I no longer frequent, to other WordPress.Com bloggers and other different sources.  I went from about 20 followers to several thousand in a very short period of time, although the growth has since leveled off.  During 2014 I regret several very active bloggers who followed my blog stopped blogging.  In some cases I know why, perhaps the others became bored or worn out.  About one third of the blogs listed as following mine are inactive, in my estimation.  During this time I have become friendly with several other bloggers and have contact with them via Facebook or email.

My view is the best use for a blog is to publish original content.  If you utilize the content of others in your blog, please be careful to stay within the boundaries of fair use, public domain  or creative commons material.  Everything here is copyrighted except for one image (out of over 2,700) that is creative commons.  I had a few instances of misappropriation this year which is annoying because I give permission for use without payment of fees frequently.

My photography has changed a lot over the last four years.  In a shift from completely candid street photography there is a lot more interaction with the subjects now.  There has been an expansion of genres into abstract and architectural subjects.  Travel photography continues to look less like typical travel photography and more like it was done by some living in the area.

To all of you who have visited my blog or even liked my posts from the reader, thank you.  Please return in 2015.  I already have three big trips planned for the first quarter.  Happy new year to all, and let your inner child run wild.

 

 


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Lone Star Rally 2014 II

 

Jimisu and Her Beauties

Jimisu and Her Beauties

8 Photos in This Gallery

From Galveston Island pretty girls and thousands of roaring motorcycles across the street from the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

 


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Lone Star Rally 2014

 

Slow Race

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From Galveston Island, this is happening right now.  Pretty girl bartenders, promotional models and thousands of roaring motorcycles across the street from the Gulf of Mexico.  Stay tuned, I have more photos to publish.

 

 


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Austin Grand Prix Fanfest

 

More photos from the Austin Grand Prix street fair, downtown on 4th Street, and action on nearby 6th Street.

 


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Austin Grand Prix Fanfest II

 

Along with the Austin Grand Prix there was a street fair downtown on 4th Street.  That being only two blocks from Austin’s famous 6th street, I went up there and took a few more photos.  Red Bull and Monster were there giving out their product.

 

 


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The Wenches, Women and Girls of theTexas Renaissance Festival II

Belly Dancer II

Belly Dancer II

12 Photos in This Gallery

The best thing about a Renaissance Festival is you can be anyone you want to be. Here are photos of ladies or wenches in costumes of all sorts.  All were shot on October 6, 2012, opening day in Plantersville, Texas.  By the end of the day cloudy skies provided soft lighting.

See all renfest photos here from 2008, 2012 and 2013: https://ronfromtexas.wordpress.com/category/renfest/


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Hope Outdoor Gallery, Austin, Texas

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Hope Outdoor Gallery 2

5 Photos in This Gallery

Located between 10th and 11th streets just West of Lamar in Austin, Texas this is the ultimate monument to graffiti.