Mardi Gras 2003

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    #1
    So today is what's known as "Fat Tuesday" among the world. Yup, it's officially Mardi Gras!! :D

    So I'm running off 3.5 hours sleep currently. I got my coffee in hand and just finished off a chocolate chip cookie bar. I'm trying badly to gain a bit of energy so I can get enthusiastic for the day's events.

    I'm riding in the parade uptown. I figure...7 hours from now...I'll be hanging off the side of our truck float, with my camera in one hand and some longbeads in another...conjuring all the lovely females to show me what they got for some plastic beads... :eek: :D ;)

    I'll be back on later this evening, hopefully with some good shots to share with u guys...

    of course...the Private Forum will get first crack...he he he... ;)
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Looking forward to seeing the silliness! ;)

    So what's the float you're going to be on? And what sort of beads are you going to be throwing, cheap ones or something a little nicer?

    D
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    Happy Fat Tuesday everyone! Anxiousy awaiting your photos eyelikeart. I hope someone will take a photo you on the float for us to view! ;)
     
  4. Stelliform macrumors 68000

    Stelliform

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    I have a couple of pictures. I am no photographer like eyelikeart, but you can see what Mardi Gras is like in Lafayette....
     

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  5. Stelliform macrumors 68000

    Stelliform

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    Here is one of the crowds...
     

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    Stelliform

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    And finally one of the floats...
     

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  7. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    #8
    Wow Mardi Gras in North Carolina, but what time of year is the parade? :p
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    ah, sort of nice pics, but you might want to up the quality a bit. That jpeg compression setting is really killing the detail.

    D
     
  9. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    ok...here's the gallery...

    www.eye-creative.com/mardigras/index.html

    So today was probably 80-90% humidity...mist all morning long and a think haze all over the city the entire day. It was pretty miserable in the earlier part of the day (we got on the truck at 6 am), but once we started drinking around 8:30 we were fine...ha ha. :D

    I'm pretty beat. We finished up, and after smelling the grilling from all of the parade goers, decided to grill some turkey burgers after. Since I got around 3.5 hours of sleep, I'm hitting the mattress a bit earlier than normal.

    Hope u guys enjoy the photos... :)
     
  10. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    he he he...here u go... ;)
     

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  11. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    #12
    Love the sign.:D
     
  12. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    wow... such a strapping young lad....

    you don't look crazy or anything....
     
  13. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    ahh...thanker ;)


    well I'm not THAT crazy...

    but strapping...very... ;)
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    Thank you eyelikeart, I really appreciate the effort. Its nice to be able to put a face with a name. Feel like I have a friend! ;)
     
  15. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    ha ha...even though it's not the best likeness of me...it is much of an improvement from seeing me in drag...

    which tends to happen quite often around here...heh ;)
     
  16. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    #20
    yeah...I cannot guarantee that all of the shots will be high quality...but that's always the case with me... ;)

    I use iView MediaPro to setup the galleries...Photoshop can do it also...but I prefer the way iView works...sorta like iPhoto but better :D
     
  17. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    #21
    duke...b2tm...

    I wanted to point out to u...

    #35...

    yeah...that's Bourbon Street...

    the same place we all roamed for Geekfest...was that sea of human beings... :eek: :D ;)
     
  18. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    cool deal...I'm looking forward to it :D
     

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