Sadly, I depart from New Orleans today. It has been a great trip and I had a great time. I really wish I was here for the entirety of the French Quarter Fest, but there is always next year. There … Continue reading
The first day of the French Quarter Festival has been great so far. I’ve captured a lot of cool moments, but this one made sense to post, because even when you having a good time it is important to take a break. I like his picture because these colors by themselves are always in competition; do you buy gold or silver. But here, at the corner edge of Jackson Square, these two guys are taking it easy and hanging out together, put any quarrels aside.
I am gonna head back out in a few moments here now that my skin has had time to recoup (and yes I have sunscreen, for those out there worrying). If anyone out there reading this is in New Orleans I hope you having fun. For those of you not here, or have never been, hopefully this is persuading you to visit.
Another good day in the Crescent City. Taking a quick break to post today’s image and get in the cool weather. I went to the aquarium and insectarium today, because I like sea life if you remember the post on the jellyfish. I grabbed a few pictures but it was a bit too dark inside. Afterwards I made my way down a few of the streets in the French Quarter and I came down Royal St. Eventually walking down the street it got blocked off and I came upon this very eclectic band. The music was very good for being played with a steel guitar, banjo, wash board, and basin with stick and string. Their vocals were pretty good too. I really like seeing all of these random people performing on the street. I think it is my favorite part of this city, and it definitely helps you forget the smell of horse manure. Tomorrow is the start of the big French Quarter Festival. I am hoping to capture a bunch more images of performers of all types…and the food; can’t forget the food.
Today I arrived in New Orleans and evening started with a bang. First thing I did was head to a restaurant and fill up my stomach after my travels. I started off my meal with some jambalaya. The mixture of rice, shrimp, sausage and spices was a great way to appeal to my stomach. Afterwards my fried oyster sandwich arrived. Served on a great French roll and topped with some good tartar sauce I was, yet again, in heaven.
Once I was finished it s time to roam the streets. It was already 6pm here so things were winding down, but not for one guy. I made my way to the boardwalk and as I got to the steps to make my ascent I saw a bum standing there looking at me. I just walked on by, until I heard something strange…liquid falling to the ground. I looked back and sure enough this guy had some liquid streaming down his leg. I smiled to myself, and nearly the entire way down the boardwalk. Just a minute later I saw a guy propose to his girlfriend. It was kind of cool because I was the only one around who saw it. It was our little secret…well until now. Another few moments later I was called handsome by some hippy dude…or bum…couldn’t tell. It seems all the bums hang out in this area. I proceeded to leave shortly after.
When I made my way back to Decatur I arrived at our subject for the day. This imaged I captured had a slow enough shutter speed that the truck moving by was blurred. I liked that part of the image. This image is also nice for me because I have a framed photo at my house of a younger sax player. Maybe this is him transported to the future.
I used Snapseed to edit this image. It worked well and again it was pretty easy to use. I played with the image for a few minutes and hit the save button.
I am actually surprised how easy it is to type on the iPad, but I don’t want to write a chapter so I am going to leave it that for this evening.
Today was an awesome day. I went about New Bern with a fresh roll of film ready to give this old Sears KS-2 another shot. Once I was done I went to Target to get them developed and then played … Continue reading