In January, I went to the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The conference is just under a week long, so I had plenty of time to see the sights and get out in the evenings for some photography. It was my second time in New Orleans, so I had an idea of places I wanted to visit and things I wanted to do.
New Orleans is unlike any other city in the United States. It has an exceedingly rich culture, a beautiful variety of architecture, and fantastic night life. You can spend days exploring the French Quarter alone.
Here are the photos I took while on the trip.
There are a million things to photograph in New Orleans, if you have the Desire.
New Orleans has style, inside and out. There is no shortage of bars on Bourbon Street. I liked the architecture of this bar’s exterior in particular.
The old-school architecture in the French Quarter never gets old. The 85mm lens is a perfect focal length for this type of street photography. I hung out across the street for about 10 minutes photographing people walking by this door. I was able to get the shot without my presence altering the behavior of people in the image.
Came across this scene behind the St. Louis Cathedral. Intentional or not, it was pretty cool.
Practicing my “walking by” photos.
I took this photo through a grated metal door, yet you can’t even tell (thank you depth-of-field). Loved the look of this hallway.
I took this shot while snacking on some beignets at Cafe du Monde. Tip: be diligent while wiping the beignet powdered sugar off your hands before picking up your camera.
The countless art galleries in New Orleans are a big draw. Exploring them is a great way to spend a day.
Art isn’t for everyone. Sometimes you’re just trying to get home.
Walking in the French Quarterâ€¦
Music, of course, is a big draw of New Orleans. You couldn’t walk a block in the French Quarter at night without coming across a live band.
Playing in a courtyard of a cafe on Bourbon Street.
These guys were great performers. So much fun to listen to.
Not a train. Not a trolly. This is a streetcar.
A pink Cadillac I came across while walking the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Something about the man in the window of this book store caught my eye.