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Jackson Square – Street Performers

One of the things I most enjoyed while in New Orleans was strolling through Jackson Square and watching the street performers.You can spend an entire afternoon there and be entertained by musicians and dancers not to mention painters, palm readers and psychics. This gentleman was calling over a young girl that was watching to dance with him.

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Jackson Square, New Orleans, French Quarter, Street performer, street photography

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29 responses

  1. Len

    The street performers in New Orleans are quite entertaining and unique. You have captured those qualities in this shot Edith.

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    April 15, 2013 at 7:46 am

  2. That must have been fun, indeed! Love the expression you captured.

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    April 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

  3. Very well captured – can imagine how wonderful the area would be to visit… 🙂

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    April 15, 2013 at 8:11 am

  4. Love the feather LOL :-). Well captured Edith

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    April 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

  5. Perfect in black and white, Edith.

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    April 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

  6. I have trouble staying calm when I try to photograph strangers on the street. My hands start to shake because I’m afraid I’m going to get busted! It’s worth the fear though, sometimes you get a great shot…like this one. Love it!

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    April 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    • Thanks Elisa. It’s much easier when they’re performing because they’re used to people taking their picture.

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      April 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      • Now there’s an idea, just pretend everyone is a street performer. I guess, in a way…it’s true!

        Take good care,
        Elisa

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        April 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

  7. Mark Summerfield

    You have captured a great expression here, Edith. Nice candid.

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    April 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

  8. Fantastic street shot, Edith. Well done!!

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    April 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

  9. Street photography is a treat I so seldom get to enjoy and do! Wonderful job here, kudos to ya!

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    April 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm

  10. Ahh, wonderfully captured, Edith. It seems that I know this guy. I don’t, but he sure captures the essence of the street performer. Well done!

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    April 16, 2013 at 7:03 am

  11. This is a wonderful image, Edith.
    They really are so much fun to watch.

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    April 16, 2013 at 7:41 am

  12. Great capture Edith, street performers are a blast, I had the pleasure of seeing the Bush man in San Fran, he was a riot!

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    April 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

  13. Nice. Captured the moment perfectly.

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    April 26, 2013 at 7:02 am

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