MORE BRIDGEWORK

Posted: October 13, 2016 in Bridges, Minnesota, Mississippi River, Night Photography, Photography, Reflections

The bridge at Winona, Minnesota, spanning the Mississippi River.

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When I first saw this particular bridge, I thought it was fine, but I was not doing a Happy Bridge Dance on top of the houseboat. I took a few shots as we passed below it and didn’t even beg to make a nautical U-turn in order to take more. (Last year, under the bridge at Wabasha, we made so many passes back and forth that a casual observer might have thought we were caught in a maelstrom.)

Then came the sunset,  and the lighting–both natural and manmade– created a beautiful picture.

I began tapping my toe on the deck. I was warming to my neighbor.

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Somehow, the transition from sunset to full dark happened without my help or notice, because the next time I looked…Hello, Bridge!

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What an incredible surprise! This ho-hum worker-bee bridge by day turned into a bedazzling star after sunset and I celebrated with a series of wildly enthusiastic Happy Bridge Dances from one end of our boat to the other.

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Perhaps those wildly enthusiastic Happy Bridge Dances had an impact on the weather, because still to come: major midnight thunderstorms and your friend Wabi Sabi runs for her camera.

Comments
  1. Betsy says:

    You have a fabulous eye. More awards coming your way.

  2. sedge808 says:

    lovely reflections

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    This sounds like a lot of relationships. Start slow then end with a bang. Grand shots.

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful night shots, Patricia. I love your work and your commentary always makes me smile. 🙂

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