Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Old Coffee Pot's bar and kitchen, New Orleans

The Coffee Pot Bar and Kitchen, New Orleans

This past weekend, my wife, a few friends and I went to New Orleans to see a Saints game! Boy, was that fun! The "Who Dat Nation" was rockin'! Those people are nuts! We had a great time there and I have discovered that New Orleans is a photographer's paradise, especially for HDR. I just wish I had more time to shoot stuff there. I did get some shots that I'm happy with, but mostly I fell flat on my face as far as my shots turned out. I'd love to go back and try again some day.

This is one of the shots that I think turned out pretty nice. It's inside a place in the French Quarter called, "The Old Coffee Pot". It's a nice little restaurant we found while looking for a place to have breakfast on the Monday after the game. It was excellent! It's located right next to Pat O'Brien's on St Peters. I had the eggs creole I think it was called. One of our friends had the 'eggs conti' with chicken livers and loved them!  I think it must be an acquired taste.

So, this shot is of the bar and the kitchen.  Our table was just to the right of where I was standing when I took this shot. I really liked the look of the place with its French decor, like the copper awning above the opening looking into the kitchen. I Just wish I had the wide angle lens for this, but I was traveling light that day so I just shot this hand-held with my trusty 18-105 kit lens. 

So, if you are ever in New Orleans and looking for a place for breakfast, check out "The Old Coffee Pot".  They even advertise themselves as having "The Best Breakfast In The French Quarter".

I just 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: 1/15
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. I love this shot, Evan! The atmosphere is amazing and there's so much to investigate in the picture.

  2. Thanks Dave! It is a pretty nice place and I should've taken more shots, but I didn't want to freak out the other patrons or the hostess...

  3. That's my kind of HDR -- crisp and clean. Amazingly sharp in the corners too.


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