Famous Door, Bourbon Street

Famous Door, Bourbon Street - New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Door, Bourbon Street – New Orleans, Louisiana

For today’s post, we switch back to Bourbon Street for my continued New Orleans coverage. I don’t know much about the New Orleans music scene, but I liked the visuals of this club. I didn’t find a whole lot of recent news about this place but it apparently had a storied past, starting back in 1934. From what I’ve heard, the serious Jazz is now on Frenchmen’s Street.

Though Austin’s 6th Street bars don’t have such a long history, these “dive bar” venues look similar. I like this one, because I get to frame a musician draped in blue-purple, with a green and red neon lit doorway. Shot in super wide-angle with my Olympus 9-18mm lens. And even if the lens is slow, 1/3 of a second shutter allowed me to shoot at ISO 200 at night.

I use the same basic technique below but at an even slower 1/2 second, which produced a nice motion blur of Bourbon Street tourists. It’s the same club of course, shot just a minute afterward, this time using the wide-angle to capture the entire street corner.

I made both photos hand-held. Imagine trying to use a tripod on busy Bourbon Street? No thanks. Lucky Olympus’ in-body image stabilization is so good these days.

Famous Door, Bourbon Street - New Orleans, Louisiana

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