Krewe of Barkus.
Masking dogs. Masking people. I remember when only the dogs masked. Their people just came along for the ride. Not so much. Anymore. Even people who do not have a dog walking in the Mardi Gras parade come masked. And, anonymous.
I’ve been using all of the first week Mardi Gras to just make pictures. I haven’t been photographing it as an event. I will later this week. The first few days were to make pictures. Pure and simple. I’ve had a great time doing that.
Except for one thing. I tried to pick something up on my right side. On the ground. I know better. Next thing you know, I was on the ground. I fell in slow motion. In sort of a corkscrew. Protecting my gear. Luckily, there were two of New Orleans’ finest standing three feet away. They helped me up, asked if I needed an EMT and sat with me for a few minutes. I wasn’t hurt. I was embarrassed. I know not to put that kind of downward pressure on my right hip.
Oh well. That didn’t stop me from working. I just wished that I wore a mask.
The pictures. See them, press the button.Make sure that you’ve set everything in the camera the way that you’d like. There’s a lot of post production to do if you don’t. Almost no post production was needed on these ten pictures.
I have two days off before the run up to Mardi Gras Day begins. I’d better use them wisely. You too.