Circles.
Circles.

This is a big one.

The Keep N It Real Second Line. It starts at Bayou St. John in Mid City, passes through Treme, into the 7th Ward and eventually comes to a stop near where it started. All sorts of people come out for it. Benevolent societies, a couple of brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, Baby Dolls and the folks along the parade route who pretty much get involved even if it’s for a short time.

And, the weather. After a week of pretty heavy storms, the weather turned with the resetting of our clocks. From heavy, ugly clouds and a lot of rain, the weather changed over night. Bright, sunny, blue skies and slightly warm weather. I’m pretty sure we all had a lot of fun.

The pictures. They are a representation of what I saw. And heard. And, smelled. I think that before you see or hear a second line, you smell it. People are cooking, barbecuing and roasting stuff. Some is for sale. You have to be careful with that. No. Not for any health reason. But, if you eat and try to walk fast, well you know.

The only picture that I really want to talk about is the one I called “stuck.” Think about being stuck on a float with all this other good stuff happening around you. You’d probably feel stuck too.

Advertisements

6 Replies to “Another One”

  1. Ray, these are really beautifully done. Circles drives home the stunning colors. The trombone player gives me the feeling of the drama and sound the event brings. I wish there was someway to include the smells. Just have to be there. Thanks so much for sharing these images.

    Like

    1. Thank you. I wish that I could claim all the credit for it, but when you are working this way luck has a lot to do with the picture. For instance, I can frame a picture about how I’d like it to look… and somebody walks in front of the camera, or the Indian turns his head, or, or, or…. 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Creative Attributes

Where creative art is appreciated

Child of the border

Short stories and poems about my experience with growing up near the U.S. Mexico border.

Halyna Viktoria

Photography

Karine Leroux Photography

Textures - Patterns - Minimalism - Abstraction

ADNAN KRNDZIJA

FASHION · HEALTH & TRAVEL BLOGGER

LezBeeHonest-FromAGalaxyFarFarAway

Don't let her be "The one that got away".

Relax with Bronte

Self care isn't self indulgence... Self care is self respect.

Sea Turnstone

Photography, Travelling, Wildlife

Serendipity!

Photographer, Designer, Editor and Educator Ray Laskowitz talks about pictures and their back stories.

... le blog de Walter PASCOLI

Art contemporain , peintures et dessins ...

Vova Zinger's Photoblog

The world around through my camera's lens

The Bouquet

A collection of beautiful things and thoughts

The Trichordist

Artists For An Ethical and Sustainable Internet #StopArtistExploitation

Curious Appetites

Exploring the flavors of home, around town and nearby communities

Cumbria | The Lake District

An Eclectic Mix Of Revelation By Baldy. A Blog About Cumbria, Home Of The UNESCO Lake District National Park. Photographs, Paintings, Sketches & More. Mountains Are My Bones; Rivers My Veins; Forests My Thoughts.

Unpopular Judge

Exploring the Death of Storytelling in Movies

SURYA PHOTOGRAPHY

Through Photo, we speak our language

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire

%d bloggers like this: