Royal Street Landerette In The Marigny Of New Orleans
This is an image of a quaint looking Marigny Launderette, on the corner of Royal Street and Touro in New Orleans. As if stuck in an intentional time warp, certain facets of New Orleans culture are defined by such neighborhoods. There is a subtle and historic energy about such places, which both competes with and compliments the modern irreverence that is so commonly observed by those who are lucky enough to call it home.
I didn�t actually intend to take this shot, as I was actually more focused on the Thai restaurant across the street. However, seeing as a beer truck parked infront of it for nearly a full hour � I had to look around for alternative options while I waited. All I had to do, though, was turn around. This launderette looked absolutely fantastic, lit up by the setting Louisiana sun.
It was all quiet in this part of town, early on this particular Saturday night, but there was definitely a sense that it was the calm before the cultural storm, with the nearby Frenchmen Street gearing up for a night of no-frills jazz and blues.
This was an HDR image, shot with 5 frames of a Nikon D300. Aside from the HDR processing, I probably spent more time restoring the dark tones to this image, accentuating the strong lines in this fantastic scene.
August 7th, 2012
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