It’s amazing how much improvement the East End has seen in the last ten years. I won’t get into how this area was before because it’s a sensitive subject for those who have lived there, but I’ll just say that in the 90’s and 2000’s, there was absolutely no way I would be taking the scenic route through the East End en route to U of H. I first heard of the Esplande at Navigation almost exactly a year ago and made a point of going there to photograph it one night. It was easy to see this would be a fun place.
Today was actually the 2nd annual East End Street Fest so I must have dropped the ball on it last year but I thought better late than never. Here are a few pictures:
Their dances were fast, upbeat, and colorful and I thought the best way to capture that was to use a very slow shutter speed to show the motion and since the crowd was not moving, they would more or less be in focus. Not sure if it worked, but I like the colors.
The crowd favorite was the participation portion where the dances were a little bit slower, but even more fun:
Overall, there is no doubt that the East End is the next hot spot in Houston.