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Clouds over a Tranquil River   Leave a comment

Missouri

The Missouri River Serenely Flowing along under the Clouds

Veröffentlicht Dienstag, Juli 25, 2017 von Pit in Travel, nature, USA, rivers, Missouri, Missouri

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Working-Barges on the Missouri   2 comments

After I started yesterday to blog again about our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ in October last year, to finally get that to an end, I decided to take that trip up again here, too, with some single pictures. Here, then, is one from our day 9, when we travelled from Collinsville/IL to Hermann/MO, and had a short stop at the banks of the Missouri River:

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Working-Barges on the Missouri River

 

Veröffentlicht Montag, Juli 24, 2017 von Pit in Travel, nature, USA, rivers, Missouri, Missouri

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Evening on Lower Crabapple Road – A Somewhat Different View   6 comments

Just fiddled around some with my ACDSee and thought this might be an interesting rendering of a picture I posted on Wednesday. The rendering is called „posterize“:

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Evening on Lower Crabapple Road – Posterized

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Juli 16, 2017 von Pit in Abend(stimmungen), ACDSee Ultimate, clouds, Photography, Sonnenuntergang

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Evening Atmosphere in the Back Yard   2 comments

Not only our front yard was worth taking a picture yesterday, but the back yard also [even without deer at that time]:

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Clouds Over the Back Yard and the Evening Sun Just Reaching the Tops of the Trees

 

Evening on Lower Crabapple Road   14 comments

We had quite a sunset today:

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What a Sky!

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, Juli 12, 2017 von Pit in clouds, nature, sunrise/sunsets

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Big Bend Butterflies [1]   6 comments

It was in 2009, when we were on our honeymoon in West Texas, that we stayed at a fantastic B&B in Fort Davis [The Veranda Inn] and had lots and lots of buttterflies in the garden:

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Tiger Swallow Tail

I hope I’m right in classifyinbg this as a Tiger Swallow Tail.

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Juli 9, 2017 von Pit in butterflies, nature, Tierleben

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St. Louis/MO Bridges – Continued   14 comments

It’s quite a while since I last published any of my pictures from our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ in October last year. So I really need to continue. Here’s a picture of Eads Bridge. We passed underneath it on our 2-hour cruise of the waterfron to St. Louis.

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Eads Bridge, St. Louis/MO

This picture has been edited, I must admit, both with ACDSee Ultimate 9 [for a light equalizer] and with easyHDR [for enhancement of details], but I think this brings out the fine metal structure very well, even if it does look a tad artificial.

Dogleg Bridge   2 comments

As mentioned in my previous posting, the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is quite unique as it has a dogleg [20-degree bend] right in the middle:

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A Bridge with a Dogleg

The reason for this unique feature: the planners had to allow for

  • a 90-degree angle for barges passing underneath, directly into or with the flow of the Mississippi, and
  • putting the foundations on solid rock.

For more information about this bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

 

Alton/IL across the Mississippi   6 comments

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Views of Alton/Il from across the Mississippi

For more about that day along the Mississippi, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6“ on my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Freitag, Februar 10, 2017 von Pit in Illinois, Mississippi, nature, rivers, USA

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Clouds, Water and Grass   4 comments

Riverfront in Grafton/IL, the bank of the Mississippi:

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Bank of the Mississippi

For more about that day along the Mississippi, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 6“ on my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Veröffentlicht Donnerstag, Februar 9, 2017 von Pit in cliffs, clouds, Illinois, Mississippi, nature, rivers, USA

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