The Country Tavern…3, 5, or 7

On a recent trip to Texas, I got the chance to revisit the Country Tavern. This might be my favorite place for ribs in the country. The menu is simple. They just need to know if you want 3, 5, or 7. You see the menu is basically ribs, and they just need the count. You add in a side and a cold beer or sweet tea and you are good to go. The place was starting to get really packed when I was there so I didn’t get much space to photograph from, but I did get a clear spot when a large group of people got to their table.

I did however know from the start that I wanted to process these to look like old photos from the past. When you walk int the tavern, it just feels like you are in a timeless bar on a country road. I wanted to try and process these images to match that experience. They are hand held HDR shots processed in Nik’s HDR Efex Pro software and then finished and toned in Photoshop.

As I was working on these images today, it made me a little hungry and I am really looking forward to getting back there next time I am in East Texas. Might have to ask if they will allow an off menu order for 10.

Images taken on Nikon 700 with a 14-24mm F/2.8 on Lexar media.

February 20, 2012

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