Winter Nights

Royal Street, The French Quarter.
Royal Street, The French Quarter.

It’s our kind of winter, anyway.

Actually, we had a big storm roll in during the night. Once the clouds move on, the temperatures will drop appreciably. Lows in the 30s. Now we’re getting somewhere.

I made this picture when we went to the Krewe of Joan of Arc parade. You know. I rarely just photograph what I came for. Even as we were trudging along, I kept looking. And seeing. A little. This picture is certainly technology-driven. I’ve been working with a new lens. It’s designed for the camera. Even though it’s a little slowish for my old school standards — its maximum aperture is f4ย —ย it seems to pull in light from every place. The shadow detail in the upper floors of the building is very good. ย And, that’s in the dark of night, when I really don’t like to work so much.

I wasn’t sure about this picture. But, once I started working on it in post production it sort of grew on me. Now I like it. I hope that you do too.

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18 Comments

      1. Uber.

        I hope you’ve made all those reservations if you are coming for FQF. I work with the tourism board for some stuff. They told me that the new list of events is like this. 1. Mardi Gras, 2. FQF, 3. Jazzfest.

        That means is starting to get a little late for reservations…

    1. I probably should have written that since my photo philosophy is really that gear doesn’t matter; only the photographer does. But, I’ve noticing that technology does change things and always did. So… Sony 16-50. It has terrible barrel distortion but can easily by corrected with software.

  1. My Pleasure. I’ve gotten simpler in my gear as I’ve gotten older and — hopefully a little more mature. These days, it Sony mirrorless and a few lenses and Leica film and a couple of lenses.

  2. I love looking at your pictures. I’ve been to new Orleans during the Christmas holidays around the time the high school football games are being played at the dome. it’s a magical time in the city

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