Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Arch Series

.
Arch 2010-10-16 1

Well, this is fly-over country, as they say. And there I am, down by the Mississippi, pointing my lens to the sky.

A little background story: I went to high school in The Bronx. There was a folk music magazine in the library I read called Sing Out (which still exists!). In the spring of 1967, when I knew I would be going to college at St. Louis University, I read a column in it by a famous blues harmonica player, talking about the ten best things to do when you have the blues. His ultimate suggestion? Piss in the Mississippi - it will give you a feeling of immortality. And so, 43 years ago, when I first saw the Arch from the riverside...


7 comments:

Olivier said...

avec les petites ombres dessous, on dirait des jouets. superbe effet. Sinon suite a ton commentaire, malheureusement non ce n'est pas un lensbaby, mais j'aimerais bien en acheter un

cieldequimper said...

And do you still... sometimes...?!!

The arch looks sort of small like this. And the people in the middle look like a deer.

brattcat said...

A great story to go with a great image.

Virginia said...

It looks like it's been flattened! And I'm having trouble with the other image in my head! HA
V

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fab image, Bob. Reminds me of the horizon silhouettes you see in planetariums.

Nathalie said...

TO me it's like a nativity scene
The shooting star is there to show the way to the three wise men. If you look closely you'll see them marching towards the centre where surely you'll find Mary, Joseph, a tiny baby and a few shepherds and sheep. Wonderful!

(do you think my Christian upbringing has left some traces?)

lewi14 said...

What a wonderful arch shot again. Great!