Saturday, July 17, 2010

More Travels in New Orleans

We do love photographing nature and wildlife, but we also love to photograph people and places. New Orleans is a wonderful location for architecture, culture and atmosphere.

Sometimes when you travel you have to grab your opportunities, and the shooting situations may not be "prime." This means, you may not have the best light, the best temperatures...the best time of day. I'd be willing to bet that if you have choices, you don't choose to go to a hot, humid climate when you know it's at its peak - like New Orleans in July! The only time we had for our whirlwind visit was on the way home from our daughter's, in Texas, and we didn't have much time to work with. This is how we found ourselves wandering the French Quarter of New Orleans on a hot, humid Friday morning in July.

Doing the best we could meant trying to shoot as few contrasty scenes as we could, which was really tough. The hazy morning certainly wasn't conducive to sharp, crisp images, so we worked with mood and atmosphere. The architecture was wonderful. There were also few people on the streets, fortunately. It was a wonderful morning, in spite of the less than favorable conditions. We came away with some good photos and an experience with culture and history which I'm sure we'll revisit.

I know many of you who read this blog love to travel, and to take photos. What are some of your favorite places, and why? Let's plan a TRAVEL TUESDAY for next week. You post a travel blog entry next Tuesday, July 20, let me know, and I'll put a link to your blog from my own post.

I'm looking forward to reading about your own explorations, and seeing photos which illustrate those adventures!

1 comment:

S. Etole said...

Such a great series of images ...