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Along the Mississippi

I’ve always wanted to aimlessly drift along the Mississippi river on a steam boat with a large paddle wheel on the back like in the musical Show Boat. (there’s my love for musical theatre shining through again 🙂 ) Arriving back in New Orleans from a week at sea I ran up on deck to capture on last shot if this mighty river at sunrise.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

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Mississippi river, New Orleans, bridge, sunrise,

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36 responses

  1. Very lovely shot, Edith! Love the composition and soft lighting.

    I attempted to board a paddle boat when last in NOLA but could not get on that evening because the boat was fully loaded. Disappointed… had to settle for a nice on-land seafood meal. 🙂

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    April 12, 2013 at 8:00 am

    • Thanks so much Jimi. NOLA is such a great place. I really have to get myself back there.

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      April 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  2. Amazing shot, especially considering the boat would have been moving and the light was very low. Great job!

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    April 12, 2013 at 8:05 am

  3. Beautiful Edith! Love it! Blessings, Robyn

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    April 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

  4. 🙂 Excellent shot Edith!!!

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    April 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

  5. Great shot Edith, have a great weekend to.

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  6. What a nice sunrise.

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

  7. ‘hahaha’ – actually so it is one of my dreams too… 🙂

    – and one day then I’ll do it… “lol”

    Very beautiful captured… 🙂

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  8. Lucky you to fulfill this dream. Love how the lights from the bridge and sky reflect on the water.

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    April 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

  9. Lovely! Mississippi makes me think of Huckleberry Finn…guess it looked different in those days 😉 Have a nice weekend!

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    April 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  10. Edith, the layers of color in this are absolutely magical.
    Beautifully photographed!

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    April 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm

  11. Mark Summerfield

    Nice composition, Edith. I like the way the bridge points to the glow of the setting sun.

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    April 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  12. Love the colors in this one!

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    April 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  13. Wonderful scene Edith!

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    April 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm

  14. Ken Rowland

    Awesome shot Edith. Love the balance in the exposure.

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    April 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  15. 1annecasey

    Just beautiful!

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    April 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  16. Marcie

    Love this night scene of this bridge..and the river unfolding. Really nice!

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    April 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm

  17. A really great shot here, Edith, love the colors in the evening sky and that bridge is absolutely mesmerizing!!

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    April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  18. Excellent panorama.

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    April 23, 2013 at 2:19 am

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