Ladies of Unity. Day Two.
As promised. I generally try to do what I say that I’m going to do. This also means that I have no idea what I’m going to post for the next couple of days. Making these daily multiple pictures posts isn’t easy. But, y’all seem to like them.
So, off I go.
It’s supposed to rain today. That’s good. And bad. Bad for the obvious reasons. Good because pictures of wet streets and wet Mardi Gras decorations look somehow special. At least different from the usual pictures.
The pictures. I’m only going to talk about a couple, mostly because you know what I’m going to say. F8 and be there. And, it’s not so much the technical stuff I’m going to talk about. It’s the content.
The first is the general look of The Ladies of Unity. Really, the picture in which you that you can see that best is called “Lovely.” And, so they were. I’ve photographed a lot of second lines. I’ve never seen a social and aid club look quite so elegant. That’s not to say that other clubs don’t look good. They do. But, these ladies were just outstanding.
The second picture is called “I’ve Never Understood This.” That guy smoking the cigarette is the lead trumpet player. It takes a lot of air and lung power to play the instrument as loudly as he does. Not only that, but they are walking and playing at the same time. I would think getting any kind of smoke in his lungs would not exactly be a great thing. By the way, see that thing on his shoulder? That’s the little video camera I was talking about yesterday.
A couple of you posted your favorite picture. Thank you. Keep it up. The one thing I dislike about being a one man band, plus associates as needed, is the lack of picture talk. My favorite? You know, I’m always going to like something that is a little on the edge. So…. It’s “Watching the Parade Flow By.” It’s an example of how I quickly ask permission without really disturbing anything. A kind of street portrait.