SEE THE WIND
When it comes to hurricane photos, I learned years ago that it's important to "see" the wind. That's usually seen in the spray of crashing waves or palm trees bent over double. As the storm plowed through New Orleans and floodwater rose Monday morning, I ventured out of the Times-Picayune building to see just how far I could get in my 4-wheel-drive pickup. After two attempts, I made it to Canal Street where a banner from a billboard had blown across the street and caught on a light post. Palms swayed and broke in the driving rain as I drove into the French Quarter. The damage was bad, but it looked like New Orleans had dodged another bullet. Or should I say, the bullet dodged us?