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After the fireworks

Smokey July 4th

After the fireworks

After the fireworks

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.

River

Like watching paint dry

River

Mississippi River

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.