While we really enjoyed our brief stay in New Orleans, it isn’t a place I’d ever want to live. Or even visit again. As cities go, it’s definitely just a little “tight” for my tastes. Not a huge amount of room to move around in. And lots of people. Some of whom didn’t exactly strike me as “responsible citizens”. But maybe I’m just paranoid (or claustrophobic?).
Anyway, it seemed to me that as evening came on, the police became more and more visible. Especially on Bourbon Street. Probably to make all of us tourist – types feel more comfortable. Most weren’t in cars, either. Like these two, many were on foot. Just hanging around watching the crowds walk by, trying to look inconspicuous.
As photographs go, I’m amazed that I got this one at all. A second later these two were up and moving. I didn’t reset the aperture, so it was still at f/8. The exposure wound up being 1/15 sec. Not the best shutter speed for a handheld shot. And it is just a tiny bit soft in places. But what the hell. It’s an image that very much reminds me of the atmosphere that I experienced while we were there. An experience that in all likelihood will never happen again.