I was in New Orleans on the Friday night before Halloween. I’d heard that Bourbon Street was crowded and loud, so I went to Frenchman Street, which was more sedate. I walked up and down only a short stretch of the street, but there were plenty of revelers out in their costumes. Here are a few photos from the night. All taken with a 28mm fixed lens.
This person went to a lot of work, partly for the authentic Pennywise costume, but even more for that car!
A fun group, and more than happy to pose.
A suitably creepy Nosferatu.
Outside the drag queen show.
Costume or not, a beautiful dress.
A pedicab driver in a creative outfit.
A vendor at a small crafts fair on Frenchman Street.
I decided to eliminate the busy backgrounds and pose some people in costume against this black wall. Sometimes a simple background is better, sometimes not.
The weather was balmy, the street was full of people, and everyone was in a good mood. That all combined to make street photography easy that night.
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