Monday, February 4, 2008

Scary Movie, the sequel?

Isn't this the part in the movie where you start screaming at the screen "Turn around!"?

Actually, the camera is playing with the scale here. The girl is sitting on someone's shoulders and the parade float is approaching from a good ways away. But the juxtaposition and compressed depth of field make you feel like you're in a "B" scary movie.

The scene is from Endymion parade on North Carrollton Ave. this past Saturday in New Orleans, on the lead up to the big Mardi Gras Day tomorrow.

"Look out. Turn around."


--steve buser

8 comments:

Wanda said...

I would have been screaming just about now.... ""Help""!

Southern Heart said...

Too funny...it does have that look...

Rambling Round said...

Yes, at first I thought the girl was part of the float. Good photo.

Deslilas said...

The little girl could have a nightmare night if she saw herself on your picture.

photowannabe said...

Wow great capture. It definitely is a B movie shot.

Jilly said...

I just saw some video of the carnival on BBC. Looks fantabulous! Great pics, Steve.

zentmrs said...

You've done a great job of capturing some wondeful Mardi Gras images for us!

Andrée said...

I've done a bit of reading lately about depth of field to try to understand and master it. Yet this post here is what showed me exactly what it means! It is a scary photo!