A couple of weeks ago my friend Andreas posted an image on his blog that he took of the iconic Julian Dubuque Bridge that goes between Iowa and Illinois. He shot it from an angle that I was unfamiliar with. I’ve taken hundreds of images of the bridge from both sides of the river but I really liked what he had captured.
So last week Jeanne was gone to Chicago and so I set out to see if I could find the location where he made his image. I tried both sides of the river but ran out of energy and patience before finding it. 🙂
Yesterday we did our annual journey to the Farmers’ Market and after an hour or so I told her I wanted to look for the location again. Jeanne is always game for a photo exploration so we set out to find it. I’ve lived here 37 years and have never been where we were yesterday. 🙂
This is an image of the JD Bridge from the Illinois side of the river, which I took a week ago and it gave me a clue as to how to get to the location I was looking for. It’s not an easy trek and not without some peril as the rocks are large and very difficult to walk on.
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On the way back to the car I saw this structure protruding from the river. I assume it is some type of tie off for river boats or barges.
It was a fun Saturday morning and I got some interesting images from the Farmers’ Market.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Some more images from my river walk visit on Saturday. The river walk is an interesting place to spend some time. It offers some wonderful sights of the river and interesting subjects if you are into people watching.
Saturday was a bright sunny day with a brisk breeze and lots of traffic on the river. I could have spent a couple more hours there but had tasks to complete before I could rest so my time was limited.
There are always pretty flowers along the river walk. These caught my eye because of the color combination of red, white, and blue. Just call me patriotic.
Interesting day yesterday with a variety of human emotions encountered throughout the day. When your business is people no day is ever the same nor is it boring. 🙂
Finally I’ll leave you with this image of a lowly duck just swimming along minding its own business and enjoying the water. Perhaps even enjoying just being a duck. I often marvel at the complexity of our world and yet at other times enjoy the beauty of its simplicity. Is that profound or what?!
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Imagine me running late. Well when I opened me little eyes this morning my bedside clock said it was 45 minutes later than I normally wake up. Ugh, now I’m running hard just to get as much of my morning “stuff” done as possible. Fortunately I had this image from last Saturday already processed.
I passed over it on the first round of views but there is something about this image that just struck me this morning so I wanted to share it with you. You can click on it to make it larger.
Sorry for the short post this morning, I’m sure I have something profound to say but just can’t think of it right now and don’t have the time. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful there are a lot of crazy people out there.
I’ve become quite the home body in the evening. So I sometimes forget that there is usually something going on in the city. Last night around 9:30 p.m. Jeanne and I went out to do some night city scape photography. I’ve taken a class on night photography and I must confess I’m still not very good at it.
We found this little park that Jeanne used to watch the fireworks from when the kids were little. It offers a nice view of downtown Dubuque, the river, and the surrounding city scape. It also offered a nice view of the Julian Dubuque Bridge and all the traffic that crosses it 24 / 7.
This last image is a five shot HDR image that I’m not very happy with. I don’t do much night photography so I do not have the experience needed to do a really good job. I want to keep practicing it because some of the most dramatic images I’ve seen of late are night photos.
I did a bike ride yesterday, if you want to see the images from that ride just click on the biking link on the right side of this blog. That’s it for today. Enjoy your Sunday. Monday will be here before you know it. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.