Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Rolling down the river


Yesterday, some of the moisture blowing in off the Gulf was hanging around the tops of the buildings downtown fog-like. The scene reminded me of how surreal the Mississippi River gets in the fall and spring as cool temperatures blow in and form a fog that literally rolls down the Mississippi.

That reminded me of this shot from April that I never got around to posting. It was one of those cool mornings. As the fog rolled down, it would climb up the sides of the levees and work its way into the city. You can see it here trying to climb into the port warehouses at the bottom of the French Quarter.

Kind of like one of the movies where the fog rolls off the moors and brings the werewolf to town. Except that the warm colors of the morning sun keep it from looking too sinister.

-- steve buser

A couple of soul-full shots to recommend to you today:

Faith -- Not By a Long Shot
Prayer -- Dreaming in Metaphors

13 comments:

Kate said...

Love that "ole man river," Steve. It's one of the best things about living in MN. And, since I'm beginning to abhor winters, it's a good thing it's here to please me! Your photo is very pleasing!

lv2scpbk said...

Mysterious looking.

Lynette said...

Steve, thanks so much for showing me a side of the Mississippi that I've never seen, or thought existed for that matter. It's splendid.

Rich said...

Majestic shot of the magical, living thing that is Fog...
Rich

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Marie said...

It looks like a shot from Harry Potter :-)

Wanda said...

Oh Steve, I really liked your narative on this one...goes so well with the picture. You are a good story teller.

Moi said...

at first glance it looked like snow to me ......:)
and thanks for the soul-full mention here :)

Rambling Round said...

Very cool photo!

Jules said...

Guess who??? It's me in Vietnam - am waiting in the lobby for the bus and found a computer with broad band!!!
Sorry I missed you in Bris but I will be back on Oct 8 so will ring you.
Must rush. Thanks for visiting while I have been away!!!

Jules xx

Jules said...

Whoops - this is all in Vietnamese and I got mixed up with the sites - this message was for cabacurl But hi Steve - so good to read your messages on my blog!!!

Catch up with you soon!!
Cheers Jules
PS Great photo!!!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Impressive shot. I like the windy mood.

• Eliane • said...

It sort of has a vintage look to it. You know, as if the colors had faded a bit. Nice!

dr. filomena said...

Gorgeous, Steve!