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I you have not visited the Whole Foods flagship store in downtown Austin then you have missed a fantastic experience. Their flagship store is by far the best grocery store in the country. It’s not your typical grocery store though. They have an abundance of great products and they have a variety of food stations preparing top-notch meals. In addition, they have entertainment activities from time to time. It was while meeting some relatives there for lunch that I encountered an Argentinian band playing music from their native land. I have been working on my Austin Live Music portfolio for some time and I have been looking for musicians playing certain instruments. The violin was one of those instruments. So, I was happy to encounter this wonderful and cheerful band playing great music from a great land!

Whole Foods Market was founded in Austin, TX back in 1980 as a natural foods market. The original name was SaferWay (a spoof on the grocery chain Safeway). The store was heavily damaged in the Memorial Day flood of 1981. They had no insurance but the community came together and helped clean-up the mess and rebuild the store. Today, Whole Foods is the 30th largest retailer in the country and employs over 90,000 people in their 431 stores in the US, Canada and UK. Annual revenues exceed $13 Billion.

Austin Live Music - Whole Foods
Austin Live Music – Whole Foods

This image was taken with my Sony Alpha A7R II using my Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/6.3, shutter speed at 1/60th of a second and the ISO set at 6400. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro. As I mentioned previously, I have setup a preset in Silver Efex in order to maintain the same look and feel throughout the collection.

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2 thoughts on “Whole”

  1. Was this taken outside the store? I got in trouble once for taking a phone picture of a product to send to someone. They were real nice about it, but it was weird.

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