It’s disturbingly obvious from the stored images in my digital camera that I have a lot to learn about the intricacies of capturing complex, dynamic, poorly-lit scenes (such as parades) with my little freehand pocket camera. That’s a polite way of saying I came home from New Orleans with a whole lot of blurry pictures of the backs of people’s heads.

I do, however, have a few shots that hint at just how seriously people dive into their Mardi Gras revels. Here’s a random parade watcher:

parade watcher at Mardi Gras

She’s cute, eh?