184 Degrees


All eyes.

Good Fellas Second Line.

The children go first. Then the adults. It’s a two division second line.

Thankfully.

Even though the second line walked forever, it was on the smallish side. A good thing, because as a friend of mine wrote about another outdoor event in the city, it was 184 degrees out. Not really, but by start time the air temperature was 98 degrees. My car’s sensor which reads ground temperatures said it was 102 degrees.

Not too hot. If it’s in the middle of summer.

But, it’s not.

It’s fall. In three days that calendar says it’s fall. I read a group on Facebook that is all about fall and pumpkin spice everything. They say it’s fall. Sure it is. The light is getting low. The shadows are getting long. But, it’s 184 degrees outside, or 98 degrees. Whichever you prefer.

The picture. Normally, I’d get on the long bridge runs outside of the Eiffel Tower to the street. Yes, yes. We have a small one in New Orleans. But, I always feel trapped up there. It might not be healthy for me with my ailing hip and back. Moving very fast is not really an option these days.

Instead, I worked from ground level. A great choice. I managed to photograph both divisions — children’s and adults — in their entirety as they made their ways to the first turn at Jackson Avenue. That was my stopping point. My plan was to jump to the next stopping point. Unfortunately, my head was spinning by the time I returned to my car. With discretion being the better part of valor, I decided that heat stroke wasn’t worth more pictures.

Speaking of more pictures, there will be plenty of them from the Good Fellas Second Line as the week progresses.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

12 thoughts on “184 Degrees

  1. I love the expressive eyes of this young man. I’m so happy to view more of your street photography work. Reverting back to your post from yesterday – I also feel that this planet is perhaps losing patience with humanity…

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  2. I work very hard before I ever hit the street to get into my “zone.” After that, it’s just being there and not over shooting. You can’t make the decisive moment if the shutter is open at the wrong time. πŸ™‚

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