How can this be? I am running out of photos. There are so many things to shoot this time of year. Just about everything looks better without snow and ice in it.
I took this before the July 4th fireworks began. The high bridge is a wonderful place to take photos from and as the sun goes down I like the challenge of getting them when the “1” is lit up. 🙂
I love to photograph the Mississippi river at night. With the colors and the reflections it never looks the same twice. I took this one just after the July 4th fireworks in St. Paul. I like the boats and the barges. I have a rule about shooting downtown and that is that the 1 must be lit up on the first bank building. It blinks on and off and I delete the shot if it is off. I did get some shots of the fireworks too but amazingly they look the same every year.
The rig is parked just off of Harriet Island. They are removing some of the debris and trees that the flood left behind. The water is receding but it did leave a mess behind.
I don’t know how she got her name but Ugh the tug is the little tug boat that sits near the paddle boats on the Mississippi River along Harriet island. Ugh pushes a barges around which is what a tug boat is supposed to do.
The Mississippi River continues to rise. My favorite spots for taking photos are closed. It is supposed to rise two more feet before it crests. I can’t seem to stay away from it but watching it rise is like watching paint dry.Some flooding along the river in the spring is common and expected.This flood is bigger than average. Here is a link with information about the flooding just in case Google brought you here when you were looking for news or information.