Austin Photographer Patrick Meredith

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Aztex win over Monterrey

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Austin Aztex vs Monterrey

I shot the Austin Aztex as they hosted Club de Futbol Monterrey in a post season match up at the Palace in Round Rock last night.  Pretty fun with a lot of action.  I’ve got so many shots it isn’t even funny.  I actually have to get back to editing….

More to come….(and I haven’t forgotten about the hockey shots either!)

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October 8, 2009 at 4:53 pm

A day off work….

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Is there a better way to spend a free day than riding bikes to get tacos/coffee/bagels and spending some time photographing those said bikes?  Tough call…

Peugeot road bike

I set up my background, packed in the lights and got to work photographing my trusty steeds.  When not taking photographs or eating tacos, you can usually find me out rolling on the streets on one of my bikes.

The Peugeot is my main cruiser…I haven’t done a lot of work to it, as I got it in the condition I wanted.  Took the front brakes off, left all 12 gears, put some fly grips on and rebuilt the wheels, headset, bottom bracket and everything else that moved.

Take Ivy bmx

Above is my Take Ivy bmx bike.  Yadda yadda custom this and custom that.  People that ride bmx bikes know that these are built from the ground up to handle all the abuse that these bikes take…Although mine takes hardly any abuse these days…That is because of this bike here:

Origin8 mountain bike

This bike is so much fun to ride.  It is basically a grown up bmx bike on steroids.  No front brakes, single speed, dropped seat and 26inch wheels.  This thing is almost bombproof.  Perfect for flying down the trails and hitting small jumps.

WTP Metric bmx bike

And last but not least is the newest addition to my bike family…A WeThePeople Metric flatland bike.  I haven’t had a chance to put on front brakes or hit up the OG yet, but hopefully that will change this Saturday.

I wish I could photograph all the bikes I have ever owned (I would say over 30 easily)…I think it would be a pretty cool gallery.  I promise I’ll get some more Texas Stars hockey up by tomorrow.  I’m just feeling this day off….

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October 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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Texas Stars Hockey

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I can honestly say I had never watched a hockey game in person or on tv, let alone photographed a game until this past weekend.  I got the opportunity to snap a few shots of the Texas Stars hockey team during their opening game at the Cedar Park Center on Saturday.

Aaron Gagnon moves the puck during the Texas Stars opening game against San Antonio Rampage at the Cedar Park Center.

Aaron Gagnon moves the puck during the Texas Stars opening game against San Antonio Rampage at the Cedar Park Center.

It was absolutly awesome…The stands were packed, the lights are bright and the action was good.  It was pretty great seeing a couple of guys go toe-to-toe in the middle of the rink as everyone cheered.  If I’m not working their next home game, I plan on going as a fan.  Tickets are only $9!

I’ve got a ton of photos from the game, along with multiple portraits, football games and other stuff I plan on updating with soon….

Some new shots…

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The Rockdale cheer squad lines up for the national anthem in Rockdale.

The Rockdale cheer squad lines up for the national anthem in Rockdale.

The weather here in Austin is finally cooling down and I’ve been keeping busy photographing football, portraits and all the lunches I’ve been eating.  :-)  Here are a couple of shots from this week…  And don’t forget about the Austin Aztex hosting Club de Futbol Monterrey on the 7th in Round Rock.

The King Sandwich at Avenue B Deli, complete with a Peach Sweet Leaf Tea.

Austin Locals: The King Sandwich at Avenue B Grocery, complete with a Peach Sweet Leaf Tea.

I’ll be honest….I am addicted to the sandwiches at Avenue B Grocery by my house in Hyde Park in Austin.  I ride by it a few times a week on my bike and I can’t help from stopping in and saying hello while grabbing a sandwich.  I would recommend it to anyone looking for a sandwich in the area…

I also rode my bike down to my favorite taco place on the planet…the Tamale House on Airport Blvd. near 51st.  I just happened to be behind a guy who ordered 6 tacos but didn’t have enough money to pay for them…So he walked out on his bill and I got his tacos for $3.  A grab bag!

Local Fare:  El Cheapo tacos at the Tamale House on Airport Blvd. in Austin.

Local Fare: El Cheapo tacos at the Tamale House on Airport Blvd. in Austin.

The Tamale House sign outside of the restaurant is a lighthouse for hungry travelers.

The Tamale House sign outside of the restaurant is a lighthouse for hungry travelers.

When not photographing my lunch, I’ve been trudging around on a football field…For the most recent and more images, keep an eye on the Austin American Statesman print edition (GO BUY A NEWSPAPER) or take a look online.

Cayleb Jones and Thomas Coffman celebrate Jones' touchdown reception in the second quarter during their game against Akins on Thursday.

Cayleb Jones and Thomas Coffman celebrate Jones' touchdown reception in the second quarter during their game against Akins on Thursday.

Ben Bejil (#20) recovers a fumble from Austin High's Jacob to score Akins only touchdown in the first half.

Ben Bejil (#20) recovers a fumble from Austin High's Jacob to score Akins only touchdown in the first half.

Austin High's Cayleb Jones catches a pass over Scott Hall in the second quarter.

Austin High's Cayleb Jones catches a pass over Scott Hall in the second quarter.

I also got back my first roll of film from my Rolleiflex 120 film camera this afternoon.  The photos dated back to the Texas Relays when I started the roll all the way back to just last week.  The film was expired and (accidently) left in the trunk of a rental car for two days in the California sun…At least that is the only explanation I can come up with for the results being all over the place…

A horse jockey stands on the weight scale for a 1 second portrait after winning a race in Santa Ana, California.  Rolleiflex 75mm f5.6

A horse jockey stands on the weight scale for a 1 second portrait after winning a race in Santa Anita, California. Rolleiflex 75mm f5.6

Rocks on a beach somewhere in California.  Rolleiflex 75mm f3.5

Rocks on a beach somewhere in California. Rolleiflex 75mm f3.5

Whoops.  Hank x2 and the Texas Relays

Whoops. Hank x2 and the Texas Relays

Volleyball – Lone Star Showdown

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I got to shoot my first volleyball game of the season tonight.  I got to witness the Longhorns advance to 10-0 for the season in a very close 3-0 win over Texas A&M.  For more images check out the Austin American Statesman.

Destinee Hooker (#21) and Ashley Engle (#10) celebrate a point against Texas A&M.

Destinee Hooker (#21) and Ashley Engle (#10) celebrate a point against Texas A&M.

I’ve shot a number of University of Texas volleyball matches, but this one was the best by far.  Over 4,000 people in attendance….Which I was told it was the fourth largest crowd in history.

A crowd of 4229 fans pack into Gregory Gymnasium in Austin to watch the Texas Longhorn volleyball team take on Texas A&M on Wednesday.

A crowd of 4229 fans pack into Gregory Gymnasium in Austin to watch the Texas Longhorn volleyball team take on Texas A&M on Wednesday.

There were so many people there even the swim team made an appearance.  Ha!  Every time  the Longhorns scored a point on Texas A&M, they would take off an article of clothing…Pretty funny stuff.

The University of Texas swim team celebrates on the court after the Longhorn volleyball team closes out the second set win over Texas A&M

The University of Texas swim team celebrates on the court after the Longhorn volleyball team closes out the second set win over Texas A&M

I snapped a bunch more, so look for the Thursday edition of the Austin American Statesman.

Dog days of summer are over….

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Hank poses for a portrait at Red Bud Dog Park in Austin on the last day of summer.  Photos by Austin photographer Patrick Meredith www.meredith-photo.com

Hank poses for a portrait at Red Bud Dog Park in Austin on the last day of summer. Photos by Austin photographer Patrick Meredith http://www.meredith-photo.com

The summer of 2009 was the hottest summer in recorded history here in Austin, Texas.  It was pretty fun swimming, biking, drinking Dos Equis XX, twittering, taking photos, and playing Tecmo Baseball on my down time all while trying to beat the 104 degree heat.

I thought it would be fitting to celebrate the last day of summer at the dog park, swimming with my two dogs (one of which didn’t want his photo taken today).

I’ve got a bunch of shots I’ve been meaning to put up, but I can’t seem to find the energy.  Look for some photos soon.

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September 21, 2009 at 11:31 pm

ESPN GameDay in Austin tomorrow

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Some of the best things about being a photojournalist in Austin is all the unusual things I get to see, the people I get to meet and the places I get to go.  Combine any of those and it is usually a good time …

exas Longhorns fans crowd the front row during broadcasting of ESPN's "College GameDay" at the University of Texas.

Texas Longhorns fans crowd the front row during broadcasting of ESPN's "College GameDay" at the University of Texas.

Take last years ESPN College GameDay coverage at the University of Texas before they kicked off against Missouri.  It was a blast photographing around so many excited people…Everyone was screaming the entire time, trying to get on TV for that split second.  I’m guessing many more people will show up this time around, as the Longhorns are hosting Texas Tech…

ESPN's Lee Corso dons a giant Bevo head after picking the Longhorns to win over MissouriESPN’s Lee Corso dons a giant Bevo head after picking the Longhorns to win over Missouri.

The broadcast is slated to begin at 9am at the University of Texas and you can find some more info HERE.

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September 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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