Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nocturnal, aboreal, primal fête

Misty moonlight merriment
The lights of the night celebration, the glow of the fountain, the stone flautist playing through the spray, strange wanderers soaking up the scene -- the scene caught on camera is a bit stranger than the real world.

The Celebration of the Oaks is going on this Christmas season at City Park in New Orleans. This scene was on the fringe of the lighted-path show -- it seems to reminisce of a more primordial arboreal merry-making.

--steve buser

Lagniappe -- a little something extra
You've been there. The plane waits at the gate for clearance. You wait for the plane to board. The sun doesn't wait. When it's tired it slips below the horizon.

13 comments:

roentarre said...

That photograph is eerie but unforgetable. Love that lighting and atmosphere

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful photo. Love the fountain and how they have it set up. Great angle.

Gwen said...

What an interesting photograph and the color is spectacular in this scene of some ancient rite.

Jilly said...

Oh this is so special. Absolutely magical.

photowannabe said...

I like what your camera has done for this shot. It has a very ethereal feel to it.
You always have interesting shots to look at.

Moi said...

there's so much to look at in this shot.....i can never get my night shots right!!! :(

Rambling Round said...

Aha! Only in New Orleans! Shimmering...

Helen said...

Nice lighting and atmosphere in this photo. I love the way the water is sparkling around the statue!

Wanda said...

Very Magical! :)

Pat said...

Lovely shot! I sure enjoyed your post today!



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Jules said...

Wow - very mystical - great shot!!!

Chuckeroon said...

You have presented some fine photos,Steve. (particularly appreciated the little comment about photographers coming to capture "what is not to see")

Tks for all your visits to R u T.

oldmanlincoln said...

I would describe this photo as special. It is uncommonly beautiful.