Sitting at the Café 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.