I enjoyed a nice photo walk with the Austin SMUG meetup group last night and met some great folks. What is a SMUG Meetup group you ask? Well I was fortunate to connect with the great folks over at SmugMug and when they said they were going to launch a users group in Austin I eagerly volunteered to lead it. We meet once a month and just talk photography. We have great speakers like Jay Janner and Trey Ratcliff who have already come to speak and we have many more lined up in the near future. For July we decided to take what we have learned and hit the streets with our cameras. We walked down Congress Avenue and I saw this wall mural off on a side Street. I decided to go check it out when I saw this great turquoise scooter parked right in front. It made for a great frontal subject against the mural and I took some photos. The crazy eclectic art and the energy efficient scooter is what Austin is all about. An eclectic liberal population right in the heart of Texas. Austin as a whole is a stark contrast to the majority of Texas but that is what makes it special. Its great to venture downtown and get a taste of the Austin scene. If photography in any sense inspires you come out to the next Austin Smug. I guarantee you will enjoy it and learn something new. Also if you want to see more about what SmugMug is all about I have some links over on the right side of my blog including a $5 off coupon.