Wednesday, February 6, 2008

M'lady, for thee a rose

What would Mardi Gras be without the rose. The marching clubs may exact a kiss from a fair damsel in exchange for a rose, but a float rider cannot come that near. His rose is passed from above to the selected lady. It just part of the New Orleans Mardi Gras ambiance. The scene is from the Toth parade this past weekend on Magazine street.

--steve buser

5 comments:

Jilly said...

Love it! It really works that the rose is in colour and the rest in b and w. You really caught the moment, Steve.

Chris said...

Very interesting post, Steve! And, I love how you colored in just the hand and rose.

Southern Heart said...

I love what you did with this photo, and your post explaining the tradition, too!

zentmrs said...

Nice photo! Is it quieting down there now that Mardi Gras is over for another year?

Wanda said...

Oh yes, this is an extraordinary shot...b&w and color on the rose and handn...love it!! :)