Monday, November 26, 2012

New Website and Company!

I have started up a tour company in New Orleans called La Vie Orleans Tours, LLC.  Go to my website to check it out!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pass Christian Oyster Festival

A couple of weekends ago, Jessica, her dad, and I drove to Pass Christian, MS for the oyster festival.  The festival was basically a county fair, with a ferris wheel, carnival rides, live music, and some oysters.

The highlight food-wise was the fried oyster tacos.  It was made by a guy who runs a food truck on the North-shore.  The taco consisted of fried oysters, cole slaw, and some sort of special sauce similar to thousand-island dressing.  Amazing.

Afterwards, we went to a restaurant overlooking the marina called Shaggy's, which had a pretty hopping atmosphere.  All in all, a good little trip.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Saint Louis Cathedral Interior

St. Louis Cathedral is one of many spectacular cathedrals around New Orleans.  St. Louis is probably most well-known mainly because of its location right in the heart of the French Quarter on Jackson Square.  Consequently, it has become one of the iconic images of New Orleans - right up there with streetcars, oysters, and hand-grenades.

Taking a photo inside the cathedral is tough because the tourists get in the way of taking a clean shot.  More importantly though, the light is very low so you must have a tripod, and you gotta deal with a bunch of different small light sources from the various windows, floor lamps, candles, and stained glass.  On the upside, these light sources can give you a warmth and richness that you don't usually find.  So if you can get the shot right, it can come out looking pretty cool.

Also, College GameDay is setup in Jackson Square this weekend during the lead-up to the BCS National Championship Game in the Superdome.  With the cathedral as the backdrop, this will probably be the most memorable and photogenic GameDay location of all time.  Just one more wrinkle in the crazy weekend of the Saints playoff game and the LSU-Alabama game, both in the Dome within two days of each other.  It's gonna get wild!