Day: January 3, 2018

Brass Bands and Other Things


He kept posing for me. That was great. You know me. I wanted a little more. I dropped down and photographed looking up. This gave the musicians sort of an iconic look to them. It also cleared out some of the background which was a little too noisy, especially with a very wide angle lens. As I mentioned earlier, this parade — The Lady & Men Second Line — was about the first one I photographed since last May. Even though I am feeling physically better, I still have to knock some rust off. If I photograph a parade a week for the next month or so, I’ll get a lot better. Of course, Mardi Gras will get in the way. There is some discussion about that. Mostly, in my head. I haven’t missed a Mardi Gras parade season since my return from New Mexico in 2011. That’s good. But, I am thinking about bowing out this year. Most of New Orleans is closed for at least a week of that time. It might be …