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Men with Fantastic Headpieces by sp1te
Men with Fantastic Headpieces
Walking in the southern decadence parade is much like walking in any parade in new orleans. Sometimes you turn around and something even more fantastic than you can imagine is behind you. I love capturing the moments. The theme for the parade this year was "UNDER THE BIG TOP - Welcome to the Gayest Show on Earth" hence the circus attire that most people are wearing.
Flying by sp1te
Dancing in the streets in america seems to be relegated to the few partygoers and paraders that pass by as you sip your beer from your porch. In New Orleans its open to anyone who wants to participate and it happens just about every weekend in community second line parades the social aid and pleasure clubs put on. Someone once told me its the only place in the world where you pay to have fun and dance in the streets. This dancer was part of the krewe of kolossos at the end of decadence.
Sitting after the parade by sp1te
Sitting after the parade
New Orleans in the French Quarter is blistering hot on a 80 degree day, so it was sweltering. The southern decadence parade was a four hour walk through the quarter and even though it was blazing and hot everyone had a great time. This was taken at the end of the parade krewe of kolossos had just finished and sat down for a short rest.
Not the band...
I recently purchased a Sony A7R to replace my long time companion Canon 5D MK II and previously MK I and previously Rebel 650, well you get the picture so to speak. I have been a canon shooter for about as long as I can remember. I have dabbled in other waters, I still have a Pentax K7 and do love the colors it provides out of camera. Some of my photos here have been produced with all of these cameras and more. 

I made a resolution this year to shoot primarily in black and white. Not to totally rule out color but for the most part I haven't looked at just about any of my images in color since the new year. I know that people were following me for my large pano's of cityscapes with vivid colors. And to them I say well you will have to wait until next year for me to start publishing them again. I have a couple ideas brewing about new orleans that may work in that format. But different city different style. It took me 10 years to really nail down my NYC look. Who knows how long NOLA will take me to identify a style I like. 

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  • Drinking: Tea


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Eli 'sp1te' Mergel
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever visited the QCC Art Gallery in Bayside, Queens?
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for faving my work, I appreciate it! =)
justinmatthew Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thanks for adding SnowyDelTAsunSet to your favorites!
dreamh Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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MattEdson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student
Hey, I have featured one of your photographs on my recent journal entry on my page.

Come check it out and comment on it please :)
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Betuwefotograaf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the Fave......
johnchan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thx for the :+fav:~~ ;)
KatarzynaKostecka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
brilliant gallery
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ZenTurk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice gallery
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synthes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
wonderful gallery!
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unes Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Artist
Thank you :tighthug: :iconbounceforjoy1plz::iconbounceforjoy2plz:
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LanaArts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I loved so much your gallery..
And I used one of your pictures here:[link]

Thanks so much!
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peterhollister Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thx for the fav!
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