Two old tractors lined up on a Market Street lot in Baird, Callahan County Texas. There are no signs on these rusting relics, suggesting they may have been forgotten by the owner. Shot with an Olympus E-M1 and Rokinon 85mm manual focus at f/1.4. Raw conversion in Lightroom CC. Post processing in Photoshop CC and Perfect Effects 9.5 Suite.
One of numerous businesses that opened in Baird several years ago in an attempt to revive commerce by attracting buyers of antiques. However, consumer interest quickly dwindled due to many factors, including inconsistent hours of operation, poor quality of inventory and lack of infrastructure in the city like public restrooms to meet the needs of shoppers. Today Market Street, where these antique shops were located, has return to resemble the main street of a ghost town. A century ago this Callahan County, Texas seat was a boomtown, driven by the railroad industry and ranching. Raw processing in Photo Ninja 1.2.3b. Post processing in DxO ViewPoint 2.
An old building along a block of long-neglected retail spaces in this declining West Texas town. Raw conversion in Photo Ninja 1.2.3b. Post processing in DxO ViewPoint 2, PhotoLine 18, Topaz Adjust 5, Topaz ReStyle, Topaz Detail 3 and ACDSee Pro 7.
A couple of rusty old wagon wheels and an old wood and metal contraption for unknown purpose on sidewalk display at an antique store in Baird, Texas. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 m43 camera and an Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 prime lens. Raw conversion in DxO Optics Pro 9 via ACDSee Pro 7. Post Processing in DxO Viewpoint 2, Google Nik Collection HDR Efex Pro 2 and ACDSee Pro 7.
"Keep Austin Weird." A tattoo shop in the south part of the Texas capital city. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 m43 camera and Olympus 12mm f2.0 M. Zuiko Lens. Raw conversion in DxO Optics Pro 9 via Lightroom 5.3. Post processing in DxO ViewPoint 2, onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8, Topaz Adjust 5 and PhotoLine 18.
A rusty, antique tractor behind a chain-link fence at an antique store in the Callahan County seat of Baird, Texas. At the time this photo was taken in 2009, this tiny town was nearing the end of a short burst of economic activity spurred by antiques. Since then, however, many of those businesses have closed, and there's little there to attract Big Country antique shoppers. Shot with an Olympus E-420 4/3 format camera and Olympus 14-42mm lens. Raw development in Photo Ninja 1.2.2 via Lightroom 5.3. Post processing in Google Nik Collection HDR Efex 2, Topaz Adjust and PhotoLine 18.