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New Orleans, Louisiana, 2007

16-20 June 2007

This was a work trip with a weekend tacked on in front of it. I had not been to New Orleans in eight or so years. I had made five or six trips there in the previous ten years. The French Quarter is not much changed. Everything else has changed a lot. For one thing, fewer people. Fewer tourists. A lot of rebuilding, but not as much as there needs to be.

There is no shortage if things to capture on film, er, card in New Orleans. I made a lot of shots at Preservation Hall, a favorite of mine and a lot of others. Sadly, the Preservation Hall Band does not play there much any more as several of them no longer live in New Orleans due to Katrina and Rita. Too hard for them to get down to the Quarter to play. They are not young. The weekend I was there they were at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. (I saw them there a lot of years ago.)

Because no flash photography is allowed during performances in the small hall (think large living room), I cranked the Nikon D100 up to 1600 ISO. So that the focus flash assist light on the camera would not be an issue, I used autofocus and focused on the band's feet, then turned the camera to manual focus and use that pre-focus to shoot with. Did not have to, or chose not to, too often. I was using a Sigma 10-20mm lens; it was very forgiving. I processed the Presevation Hall (both sets) as little as possible. I added minimal contrast, took out minimal red, and sharpened. The available light was incandescent and red incandescent - tough to correct, and I did want ambient light conditions. I was glad I chose this way to shot Saturday night because Sunday a lens popped out of my glasses and I spent most of the day without glasses. The camera saw more than I could. I used the same shooting scenario during the gospel performance late Sunday afternoon. The lighting was different then, just one or two incandescent lights from the ceiling, most of the light being daylight coming through one large window, back-lighting the band, and some daylight coming in from the hallway outside the performance hall. I had to pre-focus repeatedly as I changed focal length and my position frequently. Enough excuses.

I hope to get back sooner than later.
NO8745 Carriage mule
NO8745 Carriage mule
NO8749 Jesus bus
NO8749 Jesus bus
NO8751 Jesus bus
NO8751 Jesus bus
NO8753 You're taking a trip...
NO8753 You're taking a trip...
NO8754 If you like the sound please stick around
NO8754 If you like the sound please stick around
NO8756 Bicycle basket closeup
NO8756 Bicycle basket closeup
NO8757 Bicycle basket
NO8757 Bicycle basket
NO8763 St. Louis offering baskets
NO8763 St. Louis offering baskets
NO8764 St. Louis votives
NO8764 St. Louis votives
NO8766 St. Louis Jackson Square
NO8766 St. Louis Jackson Square
NO8770 Carriage mule
NO8770 Carriage mule
NO 8772 Cold beer to go
NO 8772 Cold beer to go
NO8775 No. 922
NO8775 No. 922
NO8776 Natchez
NO8776 Natchez
NO8778 Not even CNN?!
NO8778 Not even CNN?!
NO8787 Three tracks
NO8787 Three tracks
NO8795 Carriage mule
NO8795 Carriage mule
NO8799 Toulouse Street
NO8799 Toulouse Street
NO8801 Toulouse Street
NO8801 Toulouse Street
NO8804 Toulouse Street
NO8804 Toulouse Street
NO8809 Wrought iron
NO8809 Wrought iron
NO8821Toulouse Street
NO8821Toulouse Street
NO8823 Toulouse route
NO8823 Toulouse route
NO8829 Room view
NO8829 Room view
NO8830 NOPD
NO8830 NOPD
NO8837 Dining in NOLA
NO8837 Dining in NOLA
NO8841Crab cakes
NO8841Crab cakes
NO8842 Creole
NO8842 Creole
NO8844 Masks
NO8844 Masks
NO8846 Allee
NO8846 Allee
NO8848 Hawking huge ass beers
NO8848 Hawking huge ass beers
NO8851 Carriage tour
NO8851 Carriage tour
Preservation Hall
:: Preservation Hall ::
NO8946 Night life
NO8946 Night life
NO8959 Tie-up
NO8959 Tie-up
NO8960 Tie-up
NO8960 Tie-up
NO8961 Beer to go
NO8961 Beer to go
NO8963 St. Louis church
NO8963 St. Louis church
NO8966 New Orleans
NO8966 New Orleans
NO8971 NOFD Slow day
NO8971 NOFD Slow day
NO8973 Ginger Mint Julep
NO8973 Ginger Mint Julep
NO8975 DANGER
NO8975 DANGER
NO8976 Used-bookstore
NO8976 Used-bookstore
NO8977 HOB!
NO8977 HOB!
NO8980 Has it all
NO8980 Has it all
NO8983 No. 922
NO8983 No. 922
NO8984 Mardis Gras remnant
NO8984 Mardis Gras remnant
NO8989 Canal Street
NO8989 Canal Street
NO8995 Trolley Stop
NO8995 Trolley Stop
NO8997 Wood trolley seats
NO8997 Wood trolley seats
NO8998 Trolley controls
NO8998 Trolley controls
NO9002 Canal Street trolley
NO9002 Canal Street trolley
NO 9004 Trolley riders
NO 9004 Trolley riders
NO9011 Trolley hand holds
NO9011 Trolley hand holds
NO9014 Trolley riders
NO9014 Trolley riders
NO9017 932 at City Park
NO9017 932 at City Park
NO9018 Water garden
NO9018 Water garden
NO9021 Three water lilies
NO9021 Three water lilies
NO9025 Water lily
NO9025 Water lily
NO9031 No. 937 at City Park
NO9031 No. 937 at City Park
NO9033 937
NO9033 937
NO9036 Where to go now...
NO9036 Where to go now...
NO9039 Trolley driver
NO9039 Trolley driver
NO9041 Trolley controls
NO9041 Trolley controls
NO9044 Equipment Failure
NO9044 Equipment Failure
NO9050 At the helm
NO9050 At the helm
NO9053 Yeah!....... Huh?!
NO9053 Yeah!....... Huh?!
NO9055 Huge Ass Beers
NO9055 Huge Ass Beers
Preservation Hall II - Melody Clouds Gospel
:: Preservation Hall II - Melody Clouds Gospel ::
NO9435 Tie-up
NO9435 Tie-up
NO9436 Emergency Eyeglass Repair Team!
NO9436 Emergency Eyeglass Repair Team!
NO9439 By-passed by time
NO9439 By-passed by time
NO9444 That way
NO9444 That way
NO9448 Urban garden
NO9448 Urban garden
NO9451 Pirate Alley
NO9451 Pirate Alley
NO9459 Richard Burnside painting
NO9459 Richard Burnside painting
NO946 Richard Burnside painting
NO946 Richard Burnside painting
NO9466 Richard Burnside painting
NO9466 Richard Burnside painting
NO9473 Dedicated to Jake
NO9473 Dedicated to Jake
NO9477 Richard Burnside painting
NO9477 Richard Burnside painting
NO9480 Evening meal
NO9480 Evening meal
NO9484 Evening meal
NO9484 Evening meal
NO9487 Cornbread
NO9487 Cornbread
NO9489 Dessert
NO9489 Dessert
NO9492 Three signs
NO9492 Three signs
NO9493 and Remember the Blues
NO9493 and Remember the Blues
NO9497 Morning rain
NO9497 Morning rain
NO9498 Toulouse
NO9498 Toulouse
NO9502 Toulousse Street
NO9502 Toulousse Street
NO9508 Door on Toulouse Street
NO9508 Door on Toulouse Street
NO9510 Passing carriage on Toulouse
NO9510 Passing carriage on Toulouse
NO9513 Green Tabasco
NO9513 Green Tabasco
NO9520 Stone Flower
NO9520 Stone Flower
NO952 On tour
NO952 On tour
NO9527 Tie-up
NO9527 Tie-up
NO9529 Tie-up
NO9529 Tie-up
NO9531 Tie-up
NO9531 Tie-up
NO9532 Tie-up
NO9532 Tie-up
NO9536 NOLA 70130
NO9536 NOLA 70130
NO9539 Door buzzers
NO9539 Door buzzers
NO9544 False security
NO9544 False security
NO9546 Hanging garden
NO9546 Hanging garden
NO9548 Famous corn fence
NO9548 Famous corn fence
NO9550 Famous corn fence
NO9550 Famous corn fence
NO9551 Door bells
NO9551 Door bells
NO9554 Gardens
NO9554 Gardens
NO9556 Garden
NO9556 Garden
NO9557 White door
NO9557 White door
NO9558 Street dinner
NO9558 Street dinner
NO9560 Caution - Free T shirt
NO9560 Caution - Free T shirt
NO9563 Triple-locked
NO9563 Triple-locked
NO9565 Triple-locked
NO9565 Triple-locked
NO9568 Not thought of fondly
NO9568 Not thought of fondly
NO9572 Above it all
NO9572 Above it all
NO9575 Termite station
NO9575 Termite station
NO9585 Available - Three windows
NO9585 Available - Three windows
NO9586 French Market trinkets
NO9586 French Market trinkets
NO9588 Oleander
NO9588 Oleander
NO9597 French Market
NO9597 French Market
NO9602 Next Window Please
NO9602 Next Window Please
NO9604 Abita
NO9604 Abita
NO9609 Bloom
NO9609 Bloom
NO9611 Apartments on Decatur
NO9611 Apartments on Decatur
NO9612 Obama's Hawiian Creole Cooking. Now in the Creole cooking section...
NO9612 Obama's Hawiian Creole Cooking. Now in the Creole cooking section...
NO9613 Decatur Street - French Market
NO9613 Decatur Street - French Market
NO9617 Decatur Street  - French Market
NO9617 Decatur Street - French Market
NO9622 Down one shoe
NO9622 Down one shoe
NO9624 Work bench
NO9624 Work bench
NO9627 Ship, bridge and storm on the Mississippi
NO9627 Ship, bridge and storm on the Mississippi
NO9629 Engine 2002
NO9629 Engine 2002
NO9630 2002- the 'Crescent'
NO9630 2002- the 'Crescent'
NO9632 New Orleans Public Belt
NO9632 New Orleans Public Belt
NO9633 2001- 'Belle Rouge'
NO9633 2001- 'Belle Rouge'
NO9634 ... because its really loud inside
NO9634 ... because its really loud inside
NO9635 Storm catching up
NO9635 Storm catching up
NO9647 Rain dance
NO9647 Rain dance
NO9655 Rain on the Mississippi
NO9655 Rain on the Mississippi
NO9657 River and rain
NO9657 River and rain
NO9660 Running in the rain
NO9660 Running in the rain
NO9663 River rain
NO9663 River rain
NO9666 Crossing
NO9666 Crossing
NO9685 Storm over the city
NO9685 Storm over the city
NO9686 Storm over the city
NO9686 Storm over the city
NO9688 Toulouse
NO9688 Toulouse
NO9696 Window
NO9696 Window
NO9699 Stairway
NO9699 Stairway
NO9702 Gumbo Shop
NO9702 Gumbo Shop
NO9707 7-11
NO9707 7-11
NO9712 Clearing skies
NO9712 Clearing skies
NO9715 Three apartments
NO9715 Three apartments
NO9722 Two-doors
NO9722 Two-doors
NO9727 Preservation Hall
NO9727 Preservation Hall
NO9733 Preservation Hall
NO9733 Preservation Hall
NO9735 Preservation Hall
NO9735 Preservation Hall
NO9736 Bourbon Street
NO9736 Bourbon Street
NO9739 Blue with red trim
NO9739 Blue with red trim
NO9744 Gold on wood
NO9744 Gold on wood
NO9750 628
NO9750 628
NO9752 Bar and Lounge
NO9752 Bar and Lounge
NO9753 Three balconies
NO9753 Three balconies
NO9757 Narrow passage
NO9757 Narrow passage
NO9758 Homeland security
NO9758 Homeland security
NO9759 Toulouse
NO9759 Toulouse
NO9765 Clearing evening skies
NO9765 Clearing evening skies
NO9769 Setting sun
NO9769 Setting sun
NO9777 View of the neighborhood
NO9777 View of the neighborhood
NO9781 Underground
NO9781 Underground
NO 9784 Meeting lunch dessert
NO 9784 Meeting lunch dessert
NO9786 Ironwork
NO9786 Ironwork
NO9789 Tie-up
NO9789 Tie-up
NO9797 Tie-up
NO9797 Tie-up
NO9800 City flora
NO9800 City flora
NO9804 Guarding-an-angel
NO9804 Guarding-an-angel
NO9815 Ironwork and flower
NO9815 Ironwork and flower
NO9816 Window
NO9816 Window
NO9818 Gaslight
NO9818 Gaslight
NO9820 Bourbon Street
NO9820 Bourbon Street
NO9824 In the Pink
NO9824 In the Pink
NO9826 Blue Window in a Window
NO9826 Blue Window in a Window
NO9827 Formosan termites in door frame
NO9827 Formosan termites in door frame
NO982 Old wall construction
NO982 Old wall construction
NO9831 Tandem
NO9831 Tandem
NO9834 Home security system
NO9834 Home security system
NO9835 Blue
NO9835 Blue
NO 9836 Strong words...
NO 9836 Strong words...
NO9839 Work in progress
NO9839 Work in progress
19 Reality check  9841
19 Reality check 9841
NO9846 Calvary Spiritual Church
NO9846 Calvary Spiritual Church
NO9849 Formosan alate trap
NO9849 Formosan alate trap
NO9883 Customs Building window
NO9883 Customs Building window
NO9886 Reserved
NO9886 Reserved
NO989 Pool togs
NO989 Pool togs
NO9893 Storm
NO9893 Storm
NO9901Hotel lobby
NO9901Hotel lobby
NO9902 Evening rain
NO9902 Evening rain
NO9903 Rain on Toulouse
NO9903 Rain on Toulouse
NO9917 City rain
NO9917 City rain
NO9922 Rain ghost
NO9922 Rain ghost
NO9926 Rain on Toulouse
NO9926 Rain on Toulouse
NO9927 Less than Katrina
NO9927 Less than Katrina
NO9932 Rained out street perfomer
NO9932 Rained out street perfomer
NO9992 Hillary's
NO9992 Hillary's
NO20005 In the bar...
NO20005 In the bar...
20 Blue 20012
20 Blue 20012