Thursday, October 7, 2010

French Quarter Ferns

French Quarter Ferns

The French Quarter in New Orleans is a very unique place. Parts of it, such as Bourbon Street are famously seedy and touristy with its ration of bars and strip clubs, while other parts are quite nice with art galleries, restaurants and quaint little shops. All of the areas have this great architecture similar to what you see here. Most of the buildings are two to three stories in height and have balconies with the iron railings. The decor on a lot of them are full of beautiful plants ranging from hibiscus to ferns. This building is located on the corner of Dumaine and Royal streets in the heart of the French Quarter. This one stood out to me because of the architecture and all of the great ferns hanging over the balconies. They all look so well kept and all are about the same size. It really adds to the look of the place.  I could spend weeks down there shooting and never even scratch the surface of all the great opportunities there.  I'm not even sure I did so well on this shot, but I'm OK with the result for the most part.  I just wish I was able to capture more of the very top of the building, but you get the idea of what it looks like for the most part.

I processed this shot as normal.

Other settings include:

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
ISO: 640
Aperture: f8
Exposure Bias: +0.00
Shutter: 1/400
Focal Length: 18mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 3 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 2 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: None

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  1. Evan, great shot!! So crisp and clean!! Love the details!


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