New Orleans Architecture

I recently made a visit to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. While the partying was insane, I wanted to do a bit more while in the Big Easy. So I took to the streets with my newly purchased Samyung/Rokinon 35mm F1.4 AF lens paired with my Sony a7ii camera. Before I go any further, I want to say this lens is an absolute beast and I'm so in love with the 35mm focal length.  

Ok I've gotten that out the way. I've been to Mardi Gras numerous times, but it's only been to party and come right back home. Seeing how I had a brand new lens, I decided to explore downtown New Orleans a bit. I quickly found out this city's architecture is simply amazing. Take a look at these images I captured. 

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I loved every minute of my urban exploration. I wish I had more time because everywhere I went in the city, I ran into someone that was extremely nice and talkative. I definitely plan to go back when there's less Mardi Gras action. 

Life is for Living, 

Michael B.  

A guy and his motorcycle

I was exploring the Cooper Young area the other day when I can across a really cool vintage motorcycle. I initially walked past it but something told me to go back and snap a pic of it.  

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Pretty cool right? Yeah I’m really into playing with tones now. After snapping a few pics,  the owner comes over and wants to see the pics. He had this cool James Dean type vibe, so I naturally asked if I could take a few pics of him. Epicness followed! 

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He was a really cool guy. We did the customary exchange of Instagram names, because real names are played out lol. Go follow @d_a_d_b_o_d. 

All images taken by me with my Sony a7ii with Sony Zeiss 55mm and edited in LR mobile on my iPhone 7, yes I can edit right on my phone in most instances. No presets here! 

 

A ballerina in the river

            I recently took Maddy down to the "beach" area somewhere near Wolf River. No, I won't tell you how to get there. That's what exploring all about. Get out there and get lost! Anyways, I've been testing out my new Sony Zeiss 55mm 1.8 lens and decided this was a great place to snap a few pics. This is by far one of the sharpest lens I have ever used. The weather wasn't the best but we made the best of the beach, river and her tutu! Here are some photos from this little in town adventure. 

 

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Sand castles  

Sand castles  

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Something touched my foot!!! 

Something touched my foot!!! 

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Life is for Living, 

Michael B.  

Brief Time on Beale

         After seeing The Break Up Show on last Saturday, I figured I would take a few pictures on Beale Street. Little did I know that my battery was dying in my camera. So I didn't make it all the way up Beale. So here's a quick few shots on the East side of Beale Street.  

New Daisy

New Daisy

The Tinroof

The Tinroof

Where the drinks are cold and strong  

Where the drinks are cold and strong  

The Patron Saint of Beale Street  

The Patron Saint of Beale Street  

Other than these rules, everything goes  

Other than these rules, everything goes  

Watchful Eye

Watchful Eye

       And this is where my battery decided to go to the Pearly Gates. Sucks because the real party was on the other end.  

 

          All photos taken with a Sony a7ii with Sony FE 28mm f/2 lens. Edited in Capture One Pro. All photos are copyrighted.  

 

Life is for Living, 

Michael B.