The Mercedes Benz Superdome.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Time is often measured in “pre-storm” and “post-storm” in New Orleans. This picture is a great example of that. Except there are really three phases.

Pre-storm you are looking at the Louisiana Superdome. During the storm it was place of last refuge. That white roof was shredded. Now, it is the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It got branded. Or, re-branded. Or, something like that.

You are also looking at the neighborhood in which it is located. I made this picture after I photographed the new hospital corridor. This corner is sort of on the upriver edge of it. It’s a funny corner. You can only turn right. The street that I was driving on is one way until you get to the corner. Then… well, you can see it. You cannot turn left or go straight. You can’t turn around. So…

There used to be buildings where you see that parking lot. They came down well before flood waters came to the area. I’m not exactly sure what the thinking was back then. I reckon now that the city has become home to all sorts of tech start-ups and techies like all things urban, I imagine those missing buildings could be useful again. Oh well. Now you see it. Now you don’t.

The picture. Once again. Nothing special in technique. F8 and be there. See it. Shoot it. Give it a little help in post production. But, not much. This picture doesn’t need it.