Rainy weather is going to be a major factor in the Big Easy. An 81C filter is your friend when it's overcast. I love Velvia 50, but I can see why many folks don't. It's super contrasty and the colors pop right out at you (especially golden hour shots). But hey, if you don't like colors, shoot B&W. By all means, shoot a test roll of whatever you are going to take. If you're planning on scanning the slides, overexpose 1/3 stop - a dense slide is no fun to scan. There's no monitor out there that can replicate the look of Velvia projected with a good bulb through a prime lens onto a nice screen in a dark room. But they are exactly as captured for better or worse. Exposure must be nailed.
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