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Lights Out

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 25 June 2007 in Architecture and Portfolio.

One night at the Acme Oyster House at West End in NOLA, pre-Katrina.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 1/40 second F/2.8 ISO 50 7 mm

{H} creatives from Santa Clara, United States

Great low light shot! Aaah, sad to hear that this was "pre-Katrina"...wonder what it looks like now and was it destroyed?

25 Jun 2007 6:14am

@{H} creatives: Thanks. And yes, I did say "pre-Katrina" because this was the West End Acme; it was destroyed in the post-hurricane flooding. However, the good news is the original Acme is in the French Quarter and is still going strong, far as I know.

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Hmmm Tabasco, nice shot !

25 Jun 2007 7:12am

@ColNed Pictures: Thanks for the good words. Is Tabasco available where you are?

kairospix from Singapore, Singapore

nice bright "hot" lights! :)

25 Jun 2007 7:58am

@kairospix: Glad you dropped by. BTW, over at your site your image and your post this morning are both truly beautiful.

craiger from United States

Nice shot!

25 Jun 2007 9:29am

@craiger: :) Thank you for visiting today.

Saed from Mashhad, Iran

Nice "night & light" shot! ;)

25 Jun 2007 2:47pm

@Saed: Merci.

Celialee from Kyoto, Japan

It is good to know that the original Acme is still standing! Nice bright neon lights!

25 Jun 2007 6:54pm

@Celialee: If you ever visit NOLA, be sure to go to Acme on Iberville St.

Bob Israel from Brookfield, WI, United States

I like this image. It almost has some humor to it. 'Acme', the name used in the Roadrunner cartoon . . . would you eat oysters from 'Acme'?

Nice image.

25 Jun 2007 7:45pm

@Bob Israel: Acme is a great place for oysters -- not a coyote or roadrunner on the menu anywhere, I promise. And very few oysters blow up in your face when you take a bite. But now you gotta go to the French Quarter Acme, the one I took this pic in is gone, a hurricane casualty.

Wendy from Hayward, United States

Oh, u make me wanna eat oyster now =) Nice shot! Good technique cuz with that low ISO and 1/40, you still get a clear pics w/out the blur from camera shake.

25 Jun 2007 8:28pm

@Wendy: I was amazed too, b/c it was hand-held all the way. Guess I was steady that night, or lucky... heh.

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Some nice colours and glow gowing on. Being a lover of hot sauces, that sign would pull me in for some tasty grub

25 Jun 2007 10:22pm

@Richard_Irwin: You've got good taste in food and hot stuff. Tabasco is the best! Glad you stopped by; come back often.

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

I love this neon capture!

27 Jun 2007 2:53pm

@Ken McCoy: Thanks Ken.

PsychGirl from Liverpool, United Kingdom

I really like the way you captured this shot, and its made me laugh remembering the time my friend was dared to drink a full shot of tabasco, COMBINED with a shot of vodka......! She did it too, and with only the slightest hint of a cringe!!

27 Jun 2007 3:41pm

@PsychGirl: Thanks Psychgirl; glad my photo brought back good memories. Heh, your friend must be made of tougher stuff than most. Or else is of Cajun descent.

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

this foto made me laught!!, it remind me of police academy the movie when the 2 cops entered the Blue Oyster and started dancing with the "boys", lol

30 Jun 2007 1:32pm

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
1/40 second
ISO 50
7 mm