Pinaki Sarkar  

This is New Orleans: always with alcohol by Pinaki Sarkar

September 2023 - This is New Orleans: always with alcohol

About the Image(s)

Technical : f/5, 1/100, ISO -110, 30mm. Processed through Lightroom and Nik.

Background: This was shot in the morning around 7 am in front of the famous Cafe Du Monde of New Orleans.
I liked the juxtaposition of the man facing the photographer, working hard to earn a few dollars while the other person with back to the photographer with a plastic glass containing beer (even at that hour in the morning).

5 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Pinaki, the working man does not look that he is going to have a productive morning. The streets are still empty of people. The guy with the plastic cup with some liquour still in it is facing away from the camera and seems to be calling his pals to join him. New Orleans never sleeps. The image is sharp.   Posted: 09/17/2023 08:36:14

Kathleen McCrary   Kathleen McCrary
Hi Pinaki -- this is sort of a disturbing image. We can't see either man's face. The street performer on the left looks like an unhappy statue; and the guy on the right looks like he hasn't been to bed. I would crop a little tighter and straighten it.   Posted: 09/18/2023 16:03:16

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Pinaki, it's gonna be a long day for the sad clown if he's there at 7 am. I like the long perspective of the pillars of the building to the right. The man's gesture to his friends aid to take the viewer's eye to the back of the image. Sufficient blur at f/5 to keep the background slightly out of focus. It appears to be two subjects in the image and little interaction. Perhaps waiting for an appropriate moment to see if there is a recognition between the two would add to the story.   Posted: 09/21/2023 06:23:17

Ed Taje   Ed Taje
Very interesting scene. Why would the "statue" start so early when the street is empty. Shows two lives that appear to be opposite of each other , and shows it well. I tried to straighten to some degree the columns on the right to no avail. In my mind this is well done and conveys an interesting story.   Posted: 09/21/2023 10:41:38
Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
I believe that using the "perspective warp" tool in PS would help straighten the columns.   Posted: 09/23/2023 14:00:23


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