This past weekend, my wife, a few friends and I went to New Orleans to see a Saints game! Boy, was that fun! The "Who Dat Nation" was rockin'! Those people are nuts! We had a great time there and I have discovered that New Orleans is a photographer's paradise, especially for HDR. I just wish I had more time to shoot stuff there. I did get some shots that I'm happy with, but mostly I fell flat on my face as far as my shots turned out. I'd love to go back and try again some day.
This is one of the shots that I think turned out pretty nice. It's inside a place in the French Quarter called, "The Old Coffee Pot
". It's a nice little restaurant we found while looking for a place to have breakfast on the Monday after the game. It was excellent! It's located right next to Pat O'Brien's on St Peters. I had the eggs creole I think it was called. One of our friends had the 'eggs conti' with chicken livers and loved them! I think it must be an acquired taste.
So, this shot is of the bar and the kitchen. Our table was just to the right of where I was standing when I took this shot. I really liked the look of the place with its French decor, like the copper awning above the opening looking into the kitchen. I Just wish I had the wide angle lens for this, but I was traveling light that day so I just shot this hand-held with my trusty 18-105 kit lens.
So, if you are ever in New Orleans and looking for a place for breakfast, check out "The Old Coffee Pot
". They even advertise themselves as having "The Best Breakfast In The French Quarter".I just processed this shot as normal.
Other settings include:
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure Bias: +0.00
Focal Length: 18mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 3 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 2 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
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