Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Feeling jazzy

All that jazz
Okay, I confess. I am in a playful mood this morning. Feeling real New Orleansie (just made that one up). I had fun playing around with this picture in Gimp and Picassa to set in the black background -- gets rid of all that distraction.

Trying to get that real jazzy feel. This is the Storyville Stompers playing at a party we were at about a couple months ago. I was reminded of this shot in my archives by last week's event -- The International Council of Shopping Centers was here and Harrah's Casino threw a reception for the delegates (along with a few economic development groups. The festivities started at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, where a jazz band met the party goers and led them in true New Orleans street parade style over to the casino. It was true New Orleans -- a slow march that you would call lanquid if it was so full of joy and happy sounds. The band turns side to side more than it steps forward -- to make sure everyone is in the party.

Anyway. Since, I was still feeling the glow, I thought you would like a taste.

-- steve buser

Laginiappe

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Inside River -- Buena Aires Daily
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Be sure to check out Pixel Eyed today. See the hint over on the left.

9 comments:

Kate said...

Now THIS looks like the image I have of New Orleans.

Lynette said...

Yum, yum. New Orleans tastes right fine! Thank you, Chef Steve!

Moi said...

The NO i always have dreamt of :)

Marie said...

I have thought of jazz too today, but in a different way.

Wanda said...

Yes very jazzy, I think I feel the glow..thanks for the taste!

:)

GMG said...

New Orleans at its best! I always remember one night in 1982 paying one dollar and sitting on the floor at The Preservation Hall to see and hear an incredible jazz concert, before a Hurricane at Pat O'Briens...

photowannabe said...

Terrific technique on the Jazz picture. Its the flavor of New Orleans.

Rich said...

great image Steve.

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Carlos Lorenzo said...

The way you describe it I suppose it was really groovy. Thanks for the buzz Steve.