One of the things we wanted to do while in New Orleans was take the St. Charles streetcar up to the Garden District. Having heard it was one of the most beautiful spots in the city [and was a walking tour meaning it was free and we like free] we set out early in the morning. By 10am my eyelashes were sweating. But the houses we saw were gorgeous and some offered history lessons. I didn’t expect to see homes like we did. I also didn’t expect my shorts to stick to places I’ve never known about either but that’s neither here nor there.
My only pet peeve about my NOLA photos is the light. It was bright as all get out. Everyday. Except for those 30 minutes it rained but even then there was still sunlight peeking through the clouds. Blaring sun is not my friend because we all know that I dig a wide aperture – that didn’t happen very often [in other words at all]. So I don’t feel like I got to experiment that much. I really believe that if we had overcast skies, these shots would have faired much better.
The story behind this one is that this iron fence looks like stalks of corn and was commissioned in Cincinnati. Of course, I thought the ears of corn were quite boring and honed in on the flower on the corner of the fence.
Ignore that powerline – they kept getting in the way.
Part of the Garden District tour was the Lafayette Cemetery. I knew the city housed above ground tombs and was hoping to get some stellar shots. I don’t consider these stellar. That sun… I know I keep telling myself to look into neutral density filters but I haven’t yet and who knows if they would helped at all. But I say boo to you sun, boo – not only do you take the fun out of a photowalk but you make my pores cry salt water. Again, boo.
That’s all I have for now. Later this week I’ll show you what I captured of the French Quarter – don’t get too excited though because it was really sunny on those days too. Boo.