Sunday, November 30, 2008

The distraction is the attraction.

Sitting at the CafĂ© du Monde restaurant on Decatur Street  across from Jackson Square in New Orleans, we were listening to a two-person street performers' ensemble play old jazz and pop classics.   The pair included a trombone player and a drummer.    It was great entertainment.  This shot of the drummer is into the darkening shadows in the late afternoon with the sun reflecting up from the rain-splashed sidewalk. 

Toward the end of one song, the drummer got in one of those lazy afternoon dazes and was totally distracted from his work.   He quickly snapped back for the next song.  But is was a day of wonderful distractions, seeping in the steamy, rain-passed French Quarter atmosphere.

--steve buser


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Makes me want to plan a trip to NOLA! Our plans to go a couple of weeks ago fell through.

Wanda said...

The praise band in the church we attend plays soft jazz.... We love sining to a jazz flavor..

Nice shot of the drummer!!

Isadora said...

:) he does appear to be far away. The flavor of the afternoon is well preserved in your shot. Nice.

Julie @ Sweet Chaos said...

Oh, I don't know if it's your picture or your description of the picture. But I have a longing to be at a powder-covered table on a rainy evening, with a cup of frozen cafe a lait... gee, thanks.