Michael Bayer: Dawn at Enchanted Rock (Photo)
Sunrise at Enchanted Rock
35mm Film on Luster Print
8” x 10”
This was a combination of dumb luck and location that all came together at the right moment. After a fitful night trying to sleep on stones around Enchanted Rock on an astrophotography trip with my friend Dane Gudde, we begrudgingly decided to get up and try to capture some golden hour shots before heading back to the car. This image was captured about an hour after we had walked around the area, and I had reframed and reset about 5 times in different locations. I shot this in a moment of clarity when I looked up from the viewfinder and thought, “Oh, right. There it is…”
Get to Know the Austin Artist:
My name is Mike Bayer, and I am a photographer living in Austin. I have been shooting for about 3-4 years, and enjoy everything from landscapes to portraiture to street photography. I have more recently become interested and involved in 35mm film due to its unmistakable aesthetic. I am also a lead guitar player and vocalist in my blues band, Victory Over Me, and a home brewer of all things beer. I’m very excited to be involved in this exhibition!