Happiness is Photography: Mardi Gras in Mobile

Happiness is Photography: Mardi Gras in Mobile

fix museum 1To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. ~ Elliott Erwitt

So tonight some photos from my trip to Mardi Gras in Mobile.  To start, some float shots starting with one that is a terrible shot, but I really like it seems like an abstract painting.

IMGP5039horse fix pizza float fix joker fix float turtles fix float moonpie fix float monkey fix float glasses fix float crazy boy fix float 2 fix float 1The throws in Mobile are amazingly abundant, here’s just a sample of what I got in one night from one parade.

fix the loot

Some shots around the parade, folks in town for the festivities, decorations, interesting shots of street features.

fix bead treefix churchesfix tunnel fix street dude 1 fix saenger fix small porch fix single lamp fix random dude 2 fix porch fix museum 3 fix museum 2fix pyramid fix lamps fix faces fix flag fix crop sign 2fix graffiti 2 fix graffiti 1

Finally my favorite shots.

fix tut imageI love this shot, King Tut in the foreground and Anubis lurking in the background. The light differential is really nice.

fix purple bldgfix glowing pinkI just like the ethereal nature of the buildings in the fog.

fix dark faceMaybe it was the fog around the parades but on this trip but I was really fascinated by images that were not well lit, images popping out of the ether, this one is my favorite in that line of shots.

fix crossMobile is in the depth of the bible belt and I really dug this cross in the park, I especially like the shot for the peak at the parade grandstand in the corner.

fix corn dog fix cop carI love the color on these corn dog huts, I took dozens of shots of them from various angles under various light conditions.  I like the simplicity of the first one and the cop car plays well with the carnival setting in the second.

fix bead bldgA little depth of field play with the glowing buildings and some beads.

fix bead church 2 fix bead church 1I like the depth of field play in the first and the in both the church and the beads as Catholicism is at the heart of Mardi Gras’ origins.

fix bldg face 1I absolutely love found little shots like this, the first one I ever took was a Guinness sign and a glass of beer in a window in an abandoned building across from the brewery in Ireland.  This reminded me of that shot.

fix bldg face 2A closer look.

fix church 1My favorite shot of the trip to Mobile, looked up crossing the street, the sun had been behind the clouds the whole day and bam, there it was, peaking through between the church and the bead tree, some time it is better to be lucky than good.

Hope you enjoyed these and they helped you have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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