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The Mississippi River



This old WW II minesweeper, The USS Inaugural , was sent down the Mississippi river in 1990 and sunk. Recent droughts brought low water levels in the Mississip...
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This old WW II minesweeper, The USS Inaugural , was sent down the Mississippi river in 1990 and sunk. Recent droughts brought low water levels in the Mississippi river and the minesweeper surfaced next to several barges.
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MakaylaCarr
 
MakaylaCarr July 22, 2013
Amazing capture!
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olivierlw July 24, 2013
Nice!
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ArtQ May 21, 2014
Congrats on your Peoples Choice Award.
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AlanJakarta June 16, 2014
Congratulations on being the PC Winner.
jalinde
 
jalinde June 19, 2014
What did I win? A prize?
jalinde
 
jalinde June 19, 2014
Does anyone know how to collect the "prize?"
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 11, 2014
nice shot
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RAPJones July 11, 2014
Great story to this shot!
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA July 11, 2014
Cool shot. Very well done
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FabiCoia July 30, 2014
Amazing capture! the colors, composition. The impact of man-made pollution is clearly captured. great subject picture.
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DaveLoucks August 16, 2014
VERY SPECIAL one of a kind such great photo
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ptrhaze September 21, 2014
absolutely awesome...
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davidbidmead November 15, 2014
Excellent image !
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FrankSomma December 03, 2014
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janland December 03, 2014
Wonderful creative capture! Congrats!
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Captivating image! Outstanding ViewBug gallery.
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GigiJim08 June 08, 2015
Congratulations to us Jane!
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gerigivenstaylor June 03, 2016
Thank you for participating in my "Rusty Things" challenge!

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this image on the banks of the Mississippi river just south of the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The flood of 1993 sent the USS Inaugural moored near the Arch downstream and the WWII minesweeper sunk. During the drought of 2012, the minesweeper surfaced during low river water levels. I scrambled over the floodwall and down an embankment to capture this image.
Time
I captured this image in late afternoon.
Lighting
I simply got lucky with the lighting on this image. HDR lends itself to cloudy days.
Equipment
I used a Canon EOS, a SLIK tripod and Photomatix post production software.
Inspiration
When I heard that the sunken WWII minesweeper located just south of the Arch in St. Louis was exposed due to low water levels, I immediately scrambled to the sight to take a photo. Lucky for me , barges were parked next to the ship and the industrial background added to the forlorn quality of the image.
Editing
I used HDR to create this photo. I took 3 images , one over exposed, one image underexposed and a third image correctly exposed. Using Photomatix software, I merged these 3 photos to create one dynamic picture.
In my camera bag
I always carry a SLIK tripod and consider equally as important as my camera.
Feedback
If you decide to capture an image using HDR, make sure that you have a good tripod. Try not to "overcook" the image in postproduction to keep the image from looking as natural as possible.

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