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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Eighty-five: On Tour cruising the Mississippi from Memphis to the Gulf > Dawn on the Mississippi, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2012
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Dawn on the Mississippi, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2012

As an independent traveler, it would have been very difficult for me to make an image such as this from the middle of the Mississippi River. However, since I was a passenger on this touring ship, I am able put the viewer into the center of that river. The key to the image is the fluttering flag, flying from a diagonal flagpole in the back of the ship, identifying the national registry of the vessel itself. Meanwhile, a tug that usually pushes barges along the Mississippi, crosses the river just behind us, lending a sense of scale to the scene. A bridge, carrying traffic across the river, frames that boat. It also guides the eye towards both the flag and the splash of golden sky at the left edge of the frame.

FujiFilm X10
1/900s f/5.6 at 7.1mm iso400 full exif

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