A Beautiful, Yet Scary Oak Alley …

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I have been trying to get this mystical shot for quite some time, I don’t just drop by and snap…I have a shot in my mind’s eye and try to conquer it. I have been waking up at 5 am and drove to the spot 4 times, but as always, you cannot plan what nature will do…Besides, humans are always in the way to screw things up too. I met the infamous Murphy there a couple of times. That son of a gun is no good and always in the way! I still ended up getting exactly what I wanted I can now finally say it LOUD & CLEAR:).

I was so happy when I finally got these two shots of this beautiful, yet scary alley of oak trees !

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St Louis Cathedral in a gumbo of fog, sunshine and clouds…

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I  don’t ever get tired of shooting the French Quarter in New Orleans, maybe because it’s so European and I feel at home, maybe just because it’s so unique! In the middle of  it all, first  to catch the sunrise and the fog poured in by the River is the St. Louis Cathedral. I particularly love these new photos I took since the fog is patchy  and not  “layered” evenly everywhere. The St. Louis Cathedral is lit by the sun, everything else is  in the fog, yet Decatur Street is still in the shade, and the sky is blue with clouds in it too! There is a “whole lot of light going on”, in other words…A gumbo of light :). Please do not forget to scroll down on this post, there are also a couple of other shots that I LOVE, one of Decatur St. at sunrise and one of the New Orleans Skyline , yep, French Quarter again…

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2011 Satchmo Summerfest

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This is the second time that I have attended and shot the Satchmo Jazz Mass at the St. Augustine Church in Treme. The event is part of the annual Satchmo Summerfest which is held every year at the old US Mint on Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. To be perfectly clear last year I didn’t actually attend “all the way”, since I wasn’t expecting the church to be so crowded so early, I ended up getting there a bit too late to get in, so I was stuck outside waiting for the function to end  so I could shoot the second line!  As many of you  know, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was a native New Orleanian, and that is the reason why we celebrate his birthday with a Jazz Mass, second lines and music, (lots of it) . To see more pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here.

 

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Getting up “very” early allowed me to position myself close the brass band, on the exact side of the church where I had planned to be on…Actually when I got there, St. Augustine Church was still closed :). I’m pretty satisfied with the photos, hard work always pays off!

 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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St Louis Cathedral and Lucky Dogs Photographs

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This image of St Louis Cathedral makes me VERY happy since I waited for quite a long time yesterday to capture this photo. I have seen many shots of St Lous Cathedral, but the light, weather and angle in this photo, makes it very unique,  moody and romantic. It was very well worth it to deal with rain and super high humidity yay! It is available as a 10″x 10″ or 20″x 20″ fine art print or as a 20″x20″ giclees (canvas gallery wrap).

On Decatur Street in New Orleans
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If you have read the famous book a “A Confederacy of Dunces” you should already know about these Lucky Dogs carts that are all over the French Quarter selling “gourmet hot dogs”. I tried to eat one once, but since I wasn’t drunk ( I don’t ever drink) it tasted pretty nasty to me. Maybe I forgot the relish , who knows, maybe it is true that people just eat them to soak up some the handgranades  they have had :). Anyway, getting back to business, this image is available as a fine art print here.

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Photos of Rainy Royal Street & a Mix of Sun and Fog for a Change…

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I have been so busy lately  that I haven’t been able to update this blog of mine as I should have… Among the updates that I  like to share :

  1. I have re-organized www.nolaPIC.com very recently;  all the pictures are categorized by subject and theme  and they will be easy to find (as they should have been in the first place!).
  2. “Forever New Orleans” will be showing  and selling my best gicless (canvas gallery wraps) size 10″x15″ and 15″x15″  starting on Tuesday July 12, 2011. The charming boutique is located on Royal Street at St. Peters right on the corner across Rouses in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Forever New Orleans PH: 504-586-3536

Finally here are just a few shots that I just did which I really like that needs your attention! Please do keep on checking my site www.nolaPIC.com since that is the place to find the newer images and that’s where you can order prints and giclees from. As I said before I don’t have too  much time available to update this blog with the most recent New Orleans Photography as I would like to, and to tell you the truth, I’d rather be shooting ! 🙂

PS. Do not forget to scroll all the way down on the bottom of this post or you might miss that killer photo  of Pirate’s Alley wrapped in that French Quarter fog and Forever New Orleans right below!

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Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans ( also available as a 30"x30" Canvas Gallery Wrap, please email me for details. Canon[at]pompo.com ) since I will need to take care of the order myself
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Dr. LeMonnier’s home, on Royal St. in the French Quarter in New Orleans, referred to as “New Orleans’ first skyscraper” which towers three stories high. In the foreground are the elaborate cast-iron gallery railings of LaBranche House. It is one of the most photographed residences in New Orleans. To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans
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Even More New Orleans Streetcars Photography !

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The more pictures of streetcars I take, the more challenging it gets to come up with something unique and killer, however I don’t think I will ever grow tired of shooting them, in particular the line on Canal Street whose vehicles are red, and runs through all kind of  interesting backgrounds, traffic lights and bright traffi is my favorite. Chances are  that if and when I will somehow get a little bored with the current Canal St. line or the one on St. Charles Avenue (green ones), the new streetcars lines will be up and running on Rampart Street as it was recently announced!  Will they be a bright orange, turquoise maybe? Will the new streetcars be completely brand new with air conditioning and HD monitors in them? Plain air conditionion will be just fine …?

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Never Let a Good Rainy Day Go 2 Waste…(part2)

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A title for this Bourbon Street shot came easy: The Hangover (!)
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I finally had the time to post on this blog some of my newest images taken in 2011 in New Orleans (mostly in the French Quarter) and they are all available  on my gallery site www.nolaPIC.com . Sadly winter is almost over and the moody and gloomy ligh,t the rain and the deserted streets that I love are becoming a lot more alive and colorful. Please Bob Breck let me have another major cold front (or two!) I have another post  lined up with new pictures after this with some really killer streetcars shots taken on Cana Street and after that I’m afraid it will be time for Mardi Gras pictures…I’ll do my best to capture the celebrations I promise!All fine art prints are also available framed and with non glare glass with or without a mat. To see some more of my photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Photo Prints of Bourbon St. - New Orleans, LA
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These pictures below of the Preservation Hall are so far my favorites, best I have ever taken, the light was just perfect and  it was rainy and the framing was just right!  Yay!

Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans
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Preservation Hall. This photo is also available as a canvas gallery wrap.
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Panorama of New Orleans Skyline on Canal Street

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New Orleans...the magic city at twilight. Click to see larger and/or purchase print.
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Ladies and Gentlemen I’m very glad to announce my latest fine art photography work shot on Canal Street in New Orleans!

Since I have been waiting quite a while (weeks!) to get this photo done I’m very pleased with the results! Not only the magic twilight and angle makes the photo quite unique, but the never seen subject itself is a newer  one  that I have never seen done here! I got a little soaked and had to be a contortionist to get to shoot this image, but as always, hard work always pays off and as matter of facts I can’t stop staring at it! It is available as an open edition print at nolaPIC.com (my online fullfillment website). This killer New Orleans skyline image features Canal Street with the bright red streetcar we all know or at least have heard of, in the foreground,  and the central business district in the background. To see another KILLER panorama (taken from the west bank instead) please click here!!!

Satchmo Summerfest

Treme Brass Band and Japanese Satchmo Yoshio Toyama
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On Sunday August 8th, as part of the 2010 Satchmo Summerfest, held every year in New Orleans to celebrate the life, music and legacy of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, I had the privilege to attend and photograph another great event! Although the weather was 99F with heat index as high as 105F to 110F, after the parade started, everyone seemed to enjoy the second line and music as usual and forget how hot and miserable it was. Someone said once…If you don’t know why New Orleanians aren’t afraid to go to Hell, you never been down there in the middle of the summer! Please see some of the images I shot at the second line and do not forget that all comments are highly appreciated! These images and many more are available as fine art prints (also framed) at my other site nolaPIC.com.

Jennifer Jones leading the Second Line at St. Augustine Church in Treme after the Jazz Mass
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I will make sure next year to be there in time at 10 AM for the Jazz Mass, since this year I have only caught the end of it and I wished so bad I made it in…The church was packed!!! See the video below it’s the very end of the Satchmo Jazz Mass right before I sshot the image above of Jennifer Jones leading the Second Line out of the church. Video shot by Ricky Riccardi a Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong aficionado.

Treme Brass Band Leader, Mr. Benny Jones Sr.
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St Augustine Church in Treme after the Satchmo Jazz Mass
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Edward "Juicy" Jackson from To Be Continued Brass Band
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