Bettina Hansen

photojournalism in musing and pictures

Archive for February 2009

Spanish Town Parade

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The Spanish Town Parade is the biggest event in Baton Rouge all year – it’s a kitchsy, risqué way to make fun of the pomp and circumstance of other Mardi Gras traditions.  I have been pretty sick most of the week and yesterday, the day of the parade, was the worst.  I got out my softbox and did these portraits of friends, made it through a little bit of the crowd, then couldn’t take it. I had to go home and go to bed.  Next year, though.
In the last one, you can see another example of Louisiana weirdness – it’s legal to park on the freeway? What?

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February 23, 2009 at 5:29 am

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more from Nola

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Here are a couple more from our New Orleans trip last week. I am so behind on editing, sorry. Read what’s on the box in the last photo.  That guy gave me the whole handful of beads and they have little babies on them, like the ones they put in king cake.  I’ll be kind of sad when Mardi Gras is over, but at least my clothes will fit a little better.

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February 23, 2009 at 5:06 am

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Work in New Orleans

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Denny and I went down to do some reconstruction work earlier this week in the Lower Ninth Ward with his family’s church group.

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February 22, 2009 at 6:52 am

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Parades parades

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Here are a couple more from parade season. Woo!

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February 21, 2009 at 4:05 am

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Parade season

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I used to think that shooting parades is easy. After shooting two in a row, I feel utterly beside myself. Parades are very difficult – especially for a shooter like me who gets distracted by details. This whole weekend went by and I didn’t come away with an overall shot I liked. I have one week left to redeem myself before Mardi Gras season is over. Ahhh!!!

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February 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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High school basketball

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Man, I love this job.

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February 14, 2009 at 4:27 am

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some recent work

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a shooting claimed the life of a local rapper:
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plantations:
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ghost hunting:
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exploring with Denny:
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walking around the neighborhood:
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ceremonies:
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murder verdicts:
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and the story I am currently working on, which will be done early next week. It’s about a weekly dance for senior citizens – it’s such a hit they’ve had three weddings and two engagements in the last year.
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February 13, 2009 at 5:20 am

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