Monday, June 4, 2012

The spray of summer opens imaginations

Add some heat, a lot of spraying water and an fertile imagination, and the splash pad becomes  an chimeric escape from the mundane days of playing at home.  At the Splash Pad in Port Neches, this is our granddaughter.  I am thinking that that in this day dream  there is some kind of metamorphosis into a feline.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pigeon wants to know what I am photographing

While I was shooting pictures of  the New Orleans Central Business district from atop the Tulane Medical Center parking lot, this pigeon lighted a few feet away and glanced around, as if to ask "What are you looking at, anyway?"

I felt I didn't really owe this bird and explanation, so we parted company without a word spoken.

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Orleans's tall icons draw "close"

I was struck by the seeming juxtaposition of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans and a Carnival Cruise Line ship heading out of port and down the Mississippi River.  Of course, the two are far apart, but the long lens needed to capture this shot compresses the space and makes them appear as next door neighbors.

Notice all the waving people (if you can make them out) on the upper decks of the cruise ship.  The photo looks east across the French Quarter.  The ship is making its turn off of the short section of the Mississippi River from the Greater New Orleans Bridge to Canal Street where the river actually flows due north.