One of the many scenes you will see when walking New Orleans’ French Quarter are the multitude of street musicians…all asking for a few coins. Many of them have dogs with them. You have seen some of them before in my my “Doorways of the French Quarter” exhibit.
This creative blog is actually showing is two different photographs of street musicians, one with a dog and one without. Dogs seem to have their own lives in the French Quarter and you will see them running all over in the quarter but not as much on Burbon Street..
To get most of the shots of street musicians you will need a good zoom lens or a good telephoto lens for your camera. It will be better if the people do not know you are taking their photos, but many times they become aware of you and may actually “act out” for you.
The first photo the dog appears to have a harness on it for a blind person. In the second photo there is no dog, but you need to spend some time looking at the musicians and their different instruments. Did you see the washboard near the suitcase? Two observers in the background are listening to the music. The bicycle is the best transportation in the quarter…other then walking.
The French Quarter is a great place to take fun photographs. Every time I go there I will see new people and new scenes, but will also notice some individuals I have seen before.
It is a fun area of the city. Keep your eyes open, have your camera set on automatic exposure and be ready to catch that next great photograph!