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The third annual Experience Louisiana Festival offered visitors a generous sampling of Louisiana music, culture, arts, folk life, cuisine, cinema, and more Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, 2017, on the LSU at Eunice campus. This year, the festival included a special focus on agriculture with exhibits and activities presented by the LSU AgCenter. As in the past, the festival also included an antique car show on Saturday. For more information on the many activities at the Experience Louisiana Festival, go to or

After getting off to a chilly start Saturday morning following a rainy Friday, the weather warmed some as the day went on, but, by evening, members of the Band Courtbouillon and their audience were bundled up against a cold wind. Sunday was a beautiful, mild fall day.

All of the photos were shot with the new Nikon D850. I found that the higher resolution provided by the D850 makes it more obvious when the focus is a bit off. Occasionally, when I switched lenses, the lens would not autofocus, requiring me to remount the lens, a problems that I also had at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette earlier in October. An unavoidable photographic challenge was backlighting on a stage with a semi-transparent backdrop that faced the sun.

For a listing of Cajun and Zydeco bands and Mardi Gras photos included on these Flickr pages, go to or