Another black & white offering for you today. It didn’t start out that way but as I got more into the post processing these images were clearly more dramatic in B&W then in color.
Jeanne and I went for a photo drive yesterday and after a few places where we found nothing of interest we came back to the river. Lots of ice fishermen by the lock and dam. the ice was as close to the lock as I can ever remember, so no eagles anywhere. Very few breaks in the ice so no wildlife of any kind anywhere that we went.
So with an empty card we decided to cross the bridge into Illinois and look at things from a fresh perspective. I shot the Julian Dubuque Bridge with the Tamron 150 – 600 mm lens, which was really the wrong lens for a shot like this but it was all I had. 🙂
I captured this image with the 600 mm lens from the Illinois side of the river. In this case it was the right lens. The old Star Brewery and Shot Tower were the focus of this image. I’ve made many images of the brewery but never from the Illinois side of the river.
Finally I’ll leave you with this image of a frozen channel marker buoy safely ensconced in the grip of river ice. We saw ice fishing almost everywhere we went and at one place on the river we actually saw a person had driven their car onto the ice and was fishing from the front seat of his car. Yes I did get a picture of that and I’ll show that later. 🙂
That’s it for today. Another busy work week ahead. I hope you enjoy your Monday. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.