A Slide Show

Instead of taking a vacation this summer I’m glued to Scott Kelby’s online photoshop training courses. I have a long way to go, but have to start somewhere. And as usual, it’s painful and humbling, and exhilarating and exciting all at the same time to be starting something new.

That’s a roundabout way of explaining the uninspiring and even sad slideshow I’m about to post. But the good teachers over there recommend using FLickr; and sorting all of that out, along with working through several tutorials, left little time to organize the rest of my life of this post.

The back story is, that I’ve always meant to drive from the French Quarter in New Orleans downriver to explore the territory there and to better understand how it all fits together. It’s an interesting and fascinating drive, I’ve done parts of it before, obviously, but it’s been awhile.

One thing I hadn’t expected, is that the farther away you get from the city, the more and more the ruins of Katrina are evident and in some places just left there.

About where the road ends there’s a ferry where you can cross the river. On the other side, the West bank, the road continues south for quite awhile until you reach Venice. Fort Jackson is right there, near road’s end.

But here is a simple slide show of some of the images I took and edited a bit. I’m enjoying photography, but am painfully aware that I’m on the wrong side of the learning curve to be posting slide shows.

Mais, C’est la vie, cher!