May 8, 2011
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Gabba Gabba Hey!
All along the upper Mississippi River and in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA are giant bluffs. During a photography class I took in college, I used the river as a backdrop while taking some photos from high atop these sandstone outcroppings. It is not uncommon for conveyances of transport to follow the winding river. In this place, the railroad tracks, power lines, the roadway and the river guide traffic of all kinds.
I like the shadows in the cracks of the sandstone and the striations that seem to be part of the railroad tracks. Here are a couple more photos from that session from 1978.
|I like the shadow and reflection at the edge of the barges awaiting a tug boat|
These tracks are still in use. I pass this way often on my way back and forth from home to Saint Paul, but usually on the roadway that runs between the river and the tracks, which is called Warner Road.
|Looking Southeast from St. Paul along the Mississippi River|
Feel free to click on any of these photos for a closer, sharper view. There was some discussion a few weeks ago when I published Black and White prints from film. Most comments were about how expensive that option would be when comparing the digital technology available today. I have to agree, but Iam considering shooting film once in a ehile for a special effect of even a change of pace. How about you?