Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cafe Du Monde, The Original Coffee Stand

Cafe Du Monde

If and when you visit New Orleans, stop at the Cafe Du Monde and try their world famous beignets.  They are these donut-like rectangular pastries covered with a ton of powdered sugar that are out of this world.  If you like donuts, you'll love these.  They may not be good for you, but man, they are good!  We stopped by there our first evening and had a couple with some hot chocolate.  We could've had cafe au lait but then we'd be up all night.  This was the shot I took right before I went in.  My wife and friends were already there.  We sat right behind the pillar where the waiter there is taking a break on the left.

I just processed this shot as normal.  However, I did have to mask in the patrons from one of the middle brackets since HDR doesn't process moving people too well.

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom
ISO: 800
Aperture: f11
Exposure Bias: -0.00
Shutter: 0.8
Focal Length: 15mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 5 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord

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  1. Nicely done Evan! I love that town and those beignets! Well shot. Jim


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