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This is another of my favourite types of Mardi Gras shots. For me, one of the more iconic Mardi Gras images is the sight of a mass throng of revelers waving manically for this coveted, cheap plastic beads. The sight of all of those arms waving in the air seems almost tribal at times and, for me, definitely contributes to the energy and atmosphere of Mardi Gras.
However, I think there is a right and wrong way to take such shots. My preferred method was to get right in the thick of the action, on the street mixing it with the parades and the kerb side “ladder people” - NOLA people will know what that means! This means that I can take a shot looking right along the street towards the chaos. I much prefer this over a more oblique line of sight. The second factor in getting this shot is to use a long zoom or telephoto lens. This has the effect of compressing the scene, greatly improving the impact of such a shot.
This particular shot was taken on St Charles Avenue in New Orleans, near General Pershing, as one of the big Saturday lunchtime parades rolled its way down the Avenue towards downtown. If the weather is kind, this is definitely the place to be in New Orleans to get such shots.
October 5th, 2012
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