Colorful,, Photographs, Photography, Pictures, Ray Laskowitz
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A Million to One Shot?

Winter light, yellow bike.

Winter light, yellow bike.

No. There’s no one in a million shot here. The headline is just half of a quote.

The next line goes like this. “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”

Those lines are from the movie “Dumb and Dumber.” I think they really refer to me thinking that I’ll able to post on WordPress for 30 days in a row without having a problem.  Sheesh. This used to be a no-brainer. Now, it’s an adventure in frustration.


These pictures were all made during Carnival Season. I saw them while I was going from one location to another. The picture called, “The Cook. In the Professional Kitchen,” was taken on the very first night of Carnival when we were on the way to Krewe du Vieux. It was the first picture of the season. The picture called, “Pay Phone in Blue,” was taken in Central City after I was finished photographing the Krewe of Zulu on Mardi Gras Day. It was not the last picture of the season, but it was the last formal parade I photographed. All the rest were taken sometime in between.

Here’s my photo lesson for today. Even though you are intent on photographing one thing, don’t pass pictures by thinking that you’ll come back at some other time. You won’t. Trust me.



  1. Ray a wonderful montage of images. The light in the Wornout door really makes this image work. It’s almost as if the shadows that are very deep create a new layer of reality.
    I agree with your lesson and would add, if you do return it doesn’t look the same. Light changes.


    • Thank you so much, Tim. As I’ve been saying to almost everybody, our Gulf Coast winter light is magical. That said, you are so right. Light changes the composition. For me, I just have to remember not to be lazy. 🙂


  2. Funny thing I shot this bike too, with different light and from the other side at an angle. I see I should have walked into the street. At the time there was an empty grenade container in the basket. I thought I had posted it, but no.


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