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June 30, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Golden Arch

Golden Arch

On the Mississippi Riverfront at Dubuque, Iowa. The bridge in the background is the Julian Dubuque Bridge and connects to East Dubuque, Illinois. I was attracted to the patterns and colors in the glow of the setting sun.

We pulled over along the river to take a few photographs and when I got out of the car, I was immediately swarmed by buffalo gnats. Evidently the wet weather and high waters have provided the little beasts with a perfect breeding ground. I took only a couple of shots, and I did those super fast. Yech!

5 Comments

  1. ybonesy / Jun 30 2008 9:40 pm

    Another shot with beautiful muted rusts and greens, yellows, blues. I love the texture, too.

  2. Bernie Kasper / Jul 1 2008 12:11 am

    Cool perspective and patterns in this Bo, the arch is great leading line into the sky, well done !!

  3. Gandalf / Jul 1 2008 7:52 am

    I agree with Bernie. The patterns and lines create a super perspective. You’ve also captured a wonderful mix of colors. The evening sun must have been very rich that night.

  4. Anna Surface / Jul 1 2008 1:24 pm

    I agree with ybonesy, Bernie K., and Gandalf… all I wanted to say. I love this capture and my type of photo. I’d hang this one on my wall, for sure. Very captivating with the patterns and line. Excellent! 🙂

  5. Chris Osborne / Jul 2 2008 9:18 am

    Sorry about the gnats. They’re a pain, but at least they’re not mosquitoes.

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