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As mentioned, the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana makes for some great abstract photography. Bold colors and in this case, even plant life, can create an abstract photo as unique as any other location. This will probably be the last abstract blog post from the trip, so if you want to see more, be sure to visit the full gallery!
While you can do abstract photography virtually anywhere, there are few places I’ve come across where it’s as easy as it is in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Bright, bold colors mix with old, weathered stone offering up limitless possibilities for photographers leaving every doorway to offer up a completely new shot. It’s why the French Quarter remains a favorite among photographers. One abstract sight after another and around every turn will keep your imagination sparking throughout the day.
A moss-covered cypress tree along Bayou des Familles in Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve, Louisiana.
One thing I’ve noticed when I travel to a city I used to live in, is that it’s easy to get sucked back in to the way you were when you lived there. During my time in New Orleans, I found myself not terribly motivated to do very much, which is how I was when I was living there as a kid. Back then, my only real hobby (if you could call it that) was playing Nintendo. There was certainly an excitement in seeing things in a new way now that I had a camera with me and I was out to see new things, but it was building up that motivation that was tricky. I have a similar experience when I go to visit Phoenix, Arizona: I find myself just hanging out with friends mostly because while living there that was what I did and saved most of my photography for when I got out of the city.
While in New Orleans over the holidays, I was staying at my parents house who live less than two miles from Audubon Park in Uptown. I made frequent walks over there when I wasn’t able to drive out there, but when I did drive over there, I naturally took all my camera gear with me and came away with a few nice shots.
Audubon Park is a great place for a wide variety of scenery common to that region, including a bit of wildlife as well. There’s a trail for recreational exercise that goes around the park covered by endless oak trees, many of which are blanketed in moss.
The French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana is decorated with red and green lights for the Christmas season.
I just returned last night from extended trip down to New Orleans, Louisiana to see some family and friends for the holiday season. Having grown up in New Orleans, I found it odd that I had no photos on my website from that area, so I went back for a bit longer than usual to get some shots from the region. Most of my shots came from the French Quarter, which in addition to shots like these, made for some great abstracts that I’m excited to show.
I’ll have plenty more to show in the coming days, but I just wanted to get something up for today.
Also, since today is the first playoff game of the season for the NFL, and since I’m also a lifelong Saints fan, I wanted to post another quick little shot I got while wandering around the French Quarter.