One of the "big ones. " Krewe of Muses.
One of the “big ones. ” Krewe of Muses.

What you need to know. In Greek mythology the nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus. In New Orleans, the Krewe of Muses first began parading in 2001 and now has over 1,000 riding members. They are the first all female parade to roll at night on the Uptown route. Their most prime “throw” is a highly decorated shoe. It is an honor to be given one. No. They are not really thrown as beads and other trinkets are.

On a personal level, my God daughter’s mom is a Muse. So, this parade is near and dear to my heart.

The picture. I finally found a little elevation. It was just a ramp walkway to business door. But, every foot helps. This gave me both the right height and distance to make what a lot of editors consider to be the “perfect” picture. A float. The crowd. And, reasonably good light. It’s really not my style of picture. It’s a little too clean for me. But, it does give you an idea of what a Mardi Gras parade looks like. A real good idea.

Enjoy it. Happy Mardi Gras.