Austin’s slogan is “Keep Austin Weird” and I tend to think that’s supposed to refer to their powerful indy rock scene. But walking through Austin’s South Congress district I enjoyed seeing a range of eclectic and wonderful shops and restaurants. In settings like this I usually put on my 200MM lens and look for small pieces combined with interesting angles that combine to tell a story. This shot jumped out at me, however, and is much more straight forward. The name of the store is actually “Uncommon Goods” and there’s more the marquis. Of course the cowboy riding the bunny rabbit over the word “Uncommon” cried out to me and demanded to be photographed. The air conditioner adds a touch of the surreal to the image, as if that’s needed. It’s a moment in space that makes me laugh and I’m glad I managed to capture it.