I found this in a collection photos I took last year. I never processed it . . well at least not until yesterday. I was trying to show a new building to the right in the picture at the base of the Wabasha street bridge and that was my reason for taking the picture which was taken in mid October.
Boats and bikes look good in most any photograph. This boat is one of the Padleford boats that take passengers on tours of the Mississippi River. it is parked at Harriet Island which is where the tours begin and they have a big parking lot.
I took this with my phone (Galaxy S4) and it was automatically uploaded to my Google account. Google randomly adds effects to photos and calls the process “auto awesome” The shot lost a lot of detail but does look rather artistic. The fall colors and the historic church really help too.
The weather was wonderful yesterday. The days are getting shorter and the leave are falling. I just want to be outside and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts.
People ask for all sorts of pictures and if I have them I am usually happy to share. I was recently asked for fall photographs in St. Paul. In some cases like in this one I had to be fairly creative so that a person can tell this was taken in the fall.
The leaves change slowly and I can’t just point my camera any old way to get a fall like picture. Fall sunsets are particularly challenging because in low light situations the colors don’t look nearly as vibrant.
I have to say I enjoy photographing St. Paul any time of year and rarely run out of shots and if I do I can always go to Minneapolis and take pictures.