Every year, the Houston Heights has a day set aside to wear white linen (this is not enforced unfortunately), close off 19th Street (and perhaps other streets), and just have a big summer party. Sure it’s hotter than hot, but you get to shake your fist at the heat and get out anyway. I had some more pictures, but there is a little switch on my lens which was accidentally set for manual focus so half of my shots were out of focus. Rookie mistake, but I was with other people and didn’t have time to mess around with it too much. Also, my beloved 14-24mm lens is on its way to Nikon for repairs thanks to a small 6 inch drop that’s causing the zoom ring to stick.
Anyway, to start off, here are some Belly Dancers of some sort…They were also dancing to a Prince cover song later in the evening. Again, my 14-24mm lens on my current camera would have been perfect for this sort of thing because it has a constant f/2.8 aperture and it’s wide, alas, I had to use my 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens instead. It’s not terrible, but I would have rather had the other one once the light went down.