the weather, wait an hour.
They said it in New Mexico while I was living there. They say it here. These two pictures are a great example of waiting for the weather to change.The top picture was made on Royal Street in The French Quarter. The bottom picture was made in Treme as I was driving to The French Quarter to take the first picture, among others. I took the bottom picture on a street that is my “secret” cut though to The Quarter. Secret being relative. Probably only 397,984 people know about it. That’s more than the total population of Orleans Parish.
The top picture was made on Royal Street which is perhaps, my favorite street in The Quarter. It proves that we have fall colors down here. They come late and the colors aren’t as brilliant as they are, say, in the Blue Ridge Mountains or Vermont. But, they do come. The red building in the background is a school. People who come for a visit sometimes forget that The Quarter is a real, live, breathing neighborhood. It isn’t just an adult Disneyland. Not everybody cares about beads.
The bottom picture was made though the windshield of my car. For those of you who are new to Storyteller, don’t worry. I do this a lot. I set the camera on auto everything, put it on the top of the dashboard and push the button. I point and shoot. I let the camera do its thing including focus, or not, on whatever it wants to. My eyes never leave the street in front of me. I am prepared to let the camera drop to the floor if need be. Anyway, if you set the ISO low enough, the camera will slow the shutter speed down to make these blurry, painterly like things.