Another perspective on the 35W St. Anthony Bridge Construction.
Nine Months ago today on August first at 6:05pm, the 35W Interstate Bridge plunged into the Mississippi River during the evening rush hour taking thirteen lives. There were over 100 cars on the bridge at the time and they fell 115 feet to the river — it is truly amazing that so many survived. Now 140,000 vehicles that used to cross the bridge each day must mind a new route. For a river town, that’s hard to do. The new St. Anthony Falls Bridge is under construction 24 hours a day and should be open on Christmas Eve, this year.
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I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an ‘escalator temporarily out of order’ sign, only an ‘Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience.’
- Mitch Hedberg
An encore to bird week, I had to add this little guy that I managed to catch on Friday afternoon. He was standing on a nesting box and chatting away. They return to the nest 10 to 20 times per hour, so if you find a nest, usually in a dead tree (thus the name), or a birdhouse, camp out and you’ll get the shot!
Tree swallows have iridescent feathers on their back, and I was wondering if that looks different in infrared? I’ll have to go back and find out.
The path around Lake of the Isles is heavily trafficed by all God’s creatures, great and small. What’s Cell Phone Sunday all about?
Tomorrow: Goose, Dog, Man
After 200 shots, I managed to catch this male Red-breasted Merganser earning his breakfast. He was a ways out and it was very overcast, so this isn’t that great of an image, but I wanted to show it off.
As amazing as this snap was, it is still a consolation prize to me. I was out walking the day before and when I got down to Lake Harriet, there were 13 loons in one area. Everyone there was impressed, pointing, staring and talking about it. I was on a long walk and didn’t have time to go home and get the camera and come back that day. When I returned the next morning, the loons were gone, so I hunted Mergansers.
Tomorrow: Grab a Pepsi for the Saturday Moment of Zen
The true sign of spring is the American Robin. His little cheer-up cheerio song brings hope and a longing for summer. They stomp along the ground trying to get earthworms to move and thus give away their presence. The saying The Early Bird Gets the Worm is referring to the robin. Though I enjoy getting up early to go shooting, a squishy worm is not much of an enticement to me.
Tomorrow: The Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
The monsters of the midwest have returned as bird week continues here on Mitchster.com. This big guy let out from behind a tree as I was photographing a loon. Luck was on my side as I quickly drew a bead on him and fired away. The high-speed focusing of the Nikkor 70-300mm VR is incredible, only three out of over twenty shots was out of focus.
The Great Blue always makes me think of wise old men. They walk carefully on the shore inspecting as they go, looking as if their hands are folded behind their back. When they take off, they are so slow and deliberate. When I accidentally disturb one, I feel the need to apologize.
Tomorrow: The American Robin, Turdis migratorius