Photo objective: Beale Street, the capital of the blues

Photo lens: Beale Street, the capital of the blues


Any self-respecting blues fan should add Beale Street to their travel bucket list. 3 km long, this artery will run aground on the banks of the great Mississippi River which flows gently towards the Gulf of Mexico. To be in the action, you have to go to the heart of the historic blues district. The bars, restaurants and clubs there are true icons of America. The Rum Boogie Café, B.B. King's Blues Club, Silky O'Sullivan's or the Hard Rock Café are known for their unique atmosphere and their “live performances”.

Strolling on the cobblestones of “Beale Street” is, without a doubt, an experience that stimulates the sense of smell and hearing. Passing in front of a bar offering typical products, I decide to let myself be tempted by a dozen oysters reputed to be the most spectacular in the city. After my order, the bartender returns not once, but twice to inquire if I have ordered a dozen oysters. I reconfirm with confidence. His skepticism still raises a doubt in me. It is with amazement that I note the size of the molluscs. The biggest oysters I have seen in my entire life are served to me. Casually, I manage to consume a dozen. With a feeling of complete satiety, I'm just in time for the blue hour to the sound of the blues…

Device: Canon 5D MK IV

Lens: EF 24-70MM

Exposure: 1/6s at F/8

ISO: < /strong>125