“Saxman, French Quarter, New Orleans” by Joseph Crachiola

I was photographing in Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans on a foggy morning when I encountered this street musician. The square is in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter and is a gathering place for musicians, street performers and tourists. I made quite a few exposures from different perspectives and we had a pleasant conversation. I think this image was among the strongest.

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The fog and the soft morning light lent an air of mystery to the photograph. The musician leaning against the street lamp adds to the strength of the composition.

If you would be able to make this photo once again, what would be the ONE thing you would like to do better or different?


Joseph Crachiola shared this photograph in the FRAMES Facebook Group.


Joseph Crachiola, New Orleans, LA, United States


Equipment and settings

Canon 5D, EF100-400 zoom at 200mm
f/8 manual exposure and manual focus

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Comments (2):

  1. Marc

    April 12, 2023 at 05:51

    What a wonderful picture! For me, the irregularity of the light posts emphasizes the history of the setting, and the impact that time and traffic have had.

  2. Manfred Laner

    August 26, 2023 at 15:15

    What an excellent shot. New Orleans is such a rich please for photographers and you just happened to get it at the right time.


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