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Old Louisiana Towns

The LeBeau House - Old Plantation Home Arabi Louisiana

I have been looking for places and structures to photograph that are old or even abandoned. I am told that past Baton Rouge there are many such places. Maybe we can car pool (or convoy) for a collective shoot?

I have some examples of things shot nearby (New Orleans). The photos are often rather haunting.

 

Pilot Houses Lower 9th Ward

We will explore a few abandon places in the lower 9th ward and Poland Ave for some industrial shots.

 

Thanks to William Sinda for suggesting this photo  shoot

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  • Darrell M.

    great seeing everyone and meeting to new photographers along the way. we need to do more things like this.

    3 · June 2, 2013

  • Kelly C.

    Loved it!!! rain and all... who cares.. fun fun!!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Bella P

    It was nice to meet everyone. Satsuma Cafe was awesome the weather stood in the way of shooting the plantation but Bryan and Rebecca turned the group on to future shoot sites. Donna and I continued on to shoot at Lafayette Cemetary 1 & 2 as well as Lakelawn Cemetary.
    I'm looking forward to the next meet-up.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Donna

    Weather was not so great, but i had a nice time.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It appears that, due to matters beyond my control, I will not be able to attend today, unfortunately. Next time, for sure.

    June 2, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Trying to finish up a big project. Afraid I cant make it. I was so looking forward to this.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry about the last minute notice. Had a deadline spring up on me. Hope y'all have a great time.

    June 1, 2013

  • Jeff T.

    Does anyone know the status of this house/property? I see pictures on Flickr that would indicate the house is surrounded by a chain link fence.

    If it is, it might not make for a very good subject unless we can get inside the fence and house.

    May 31, 2013

    • Bryan

      I think there is a fence, but may have some breaks in it. It can still be shot with a zoom through the fence.

      June 1, 2013

    • Jeff T.

      Thanks Bryan.

      June 1, 2013

  • William A E.

    Sounds like you have a crowd for this meet-up. I'll make the next one. Besides, I'm on the waiting list.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reports are that we may have thunderstorms on Sunday. What happens if there is inclement weather?

    May 31, 2013

    • Bryan

      It looks like the rain is coming in the afternoon. If we have any rain, we can just wait out the shower.

      June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like thunderstorms might be in mix for Sunday. What do we do in the event of inclement weather?

    May 31, 2013

  • Donna

    Thank you Rebecca, we will see you then. :)

    May 30, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Have fun, wish I could make it but I have too much on me right now.

    May 30, 2013

  • Rebecca

    We will be at Satsuma's til 7:45a so everyone can get coffee, make arrangements for carpooling and have quick introductions, then take off from there. Please be on time!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gee, it' good thing I saw this, I was planning on 9am!

      May 30, 2013

  • Rebecca

    We are going to meet at Satsuma and then you can either carpool with someone or you can drive your car. If anyone has extra room in their vehicle arrangements can be made when we meet in the morning. cheers

    May 30, 2013

  • Bella P

    I'm glad you asked Donna! I've read the past comments but still not sure what the plan is. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

    May 30, 2013

  • Donna

    My friend Angel and I are planning to be there. We will be meeting at the Satsuma Cafe? Will we all follow one another to the shoot location and carpool with others as needed? This is our first event, and I dont want to get confused and miss out on this great opportunity.

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Mallory

    Is this on for Sunday?

    May 27, 2013

    • Rebecca

      We are on for Sunday.

      May 28, 2013

  • Kelly C.

    I am new to this group! Excited to be a part, does anyone have a suggestion on where to park or is there parking by the cafe? Thanks

    May 27, 2013

    • Bryan

      Welcome! You can usually find parking nearby. If full by the cafe, the best bet is on Piety by the playground, or on Royal by the furniture warehouse.

      May 27, 2013

    • Kelly C.

      Thank you Brian!

      May 27, 2013

  • William H P.

    I can not make it that Sunday. Busy on Sunday.

    May 25, 2013

  • Rebecca

    We are having a shoot on June 2nd and also planning some Old Town events on future dates. All suggestions are welcome...trying to stay within a hour & half distance of New Orleans.

    2 · May 23, 2013

    • Patricia

      understood - will join you at Satsuma Cafe for both planning discussion and the local photo shoot

      May 25, 2013

  • Darrell M.

    looking forward to this

    May 23, 2013

  • Patricia

    I'm assuming that June 2nd is our local planning discussion, and not the event itself. If that's right then the only dates I'm unavailable for an out-of-town trip are June[masked]

    May 23, 2013

  • Patricia

    Anybody from New Orleans interested in carpooling - share costs and good conversation?

    May 23, 2013

  • Karen-nola

    still will be walking very slowly with a walker on June 2nd. will join you on the next one

    May 23, 2013

  • Karen-nola

    I will have to catch the next one scheduled as I won't be walking well enough the beginning of June. I love the idea though and look forward to future events, either NOLA or on the road.

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend. Sundays are bad for me. Can we do a Saturday sometime?

    May 23, 2013

  • Bella P

    This is a wonderful idea. I can't wait!

    May 23, 2013

  • Lindsay

    June 2nd is out for me. I have to attend a class all day. Most of the rest of June is good for me except the 29th.

    May 22, 2013

  • Rebecca

    This is a starter to get together for some future events. Bring your suggestions and we can plan some of these adventures. cheers

    May 22, 2013

  • Conrad L.

    Just a suggestion - How about St. Francisville outside of BR?

    http://www.stfrancisville.net/about-us/old-photos.html

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe we should meet up somewhere and talk about it. I'm Uptown.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Patricia

    I'm a newcomer to Louisiana, and looking forward to exploring and photographing my new home. Am definitely interested in this combination of history and photography.

    Located in the Broadmoor, and interested in carpooling.

    May 22, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Sounds like fun. Is there a time and place yet?

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I guess we need to fix a destination and a date, and then organize transportation or some kind of convoy? I particularly like old or even run down looking areas rather than anything too ... deliberately pretty? But, of course, Louisiana is a big place and we can always repeat the gesture.

    May 22, 2013

  • Darrell M.

    sure, thats the same kind of thing i love photographing.. just set a date and a direction and i'm in

    May 21, 2013

  • Conrad L.

    Longue Vue Garden and House is good for outdoor photos like the Botanical Garden at City Park. But no photos inside the house. :-)

    May 21, 2013

  • William A E.

    There are a lot of great "old" places right in New Orleans. Take a look at some of the old buildings along Rampart St. near Canal. There are a lot of old mansions up River from N.O. We may want to take a look at the garden at Longview House and Garden. Some of the towns on the Westbank, like Gretna, Westwego.

    May 21, 2013

  • Lindsay

    I'd like to go also. I have some stuff going on, but depending on where/when I can maybe work things out. I know there's a few places in my area between Houma & Thibodaux.

    May 21, 2013

  • Sarah G.

    I live near Lafayette and BR is actually a closer drive for me than NO, so I would be willing to meet y'all wherever you decide.

    May 21, 2013

  • Ana G.

    Depends when you all go. Let me know. Thank you.

    May 21, 2013

  • William H P.

    When and where ? Always looking to take photos.

    May 21, 2013

  • Conrad L.

    Sounds interesting. Would love to go. :-)

    May 21, 2013

  • Gary E C.

    Sound good let get together and do this.

    May 19, 2013

  • Jeff T.

    William, I'd be up for that, sounds like fun!

    May 17, 2013

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