At the Preservation Hall – A small capture of the beauty that is New Orleans… :-)


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My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    Nice movement, and I love the little splashes of dancing light at the end, they look like some kind of musical symbol.

  • Thanks Johanne, occasionally movement blur happens to be useful rather than a nuisance… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Love Jazz – this pic has great atmosphere.

  • Thanks Vikram. Not much reference to Jazz in RB, and it’s such a rich medium!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    This is one of those rare images that tells its own story. Wonderful sense of Jazz….

  • Many thanks Steve, glad you like it!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 5 years ago

    Superb image

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    this is very cool image. great sense of movement….. welcome to the Jazzed Up Art group……

  • Thanks very much Rick :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago

    Fantastic George! Love trumpet Jazz!!!

  • Glad you like it my friend :-) congrats on the new group!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • richardseah
    richardseahover 5 years ago

    Bravo! This is excellent example of camera shake being put to good use, even if it might have been unintended. Some other photographer might have thrashed it because it is not sharp but good thing you not only kept it, but showed it off! Great image.

  • Thanks Richard, I’m glad you like it – Every picture tells a story, right? :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsover 5 years ago

    fabulous shot! love the movement here & use of negative space around the performer. Congrats on your challenge place!!

  • Thank you very much Di, I appreciate you stopping by… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 4 years ago

    Fantastic george!

  • Thank you very much my friend! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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