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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Views of the Mighty Ohio River


On Saturday I was in downtown Louisville in the afternoon to see the fabulous Broadway play "Jersey Boys".  Knowing that the play would be over around 5:30p, I brought camera along, hoping to get some good shots of sunsets on the Ohio River.  Bingo!  This is the old railroad bridge which connects Kentucky and Indiana.

Then here are a couple more shots of this view showing the changing light show:


I had to drive along River Road for a bit waiting for the sunset, so stopped at the old Louisville Water Tower to get these less flashy upriver shots of the river:


Finally, here's a not so good picture of the very beautiful water tower--I'll go back another time and try for a better photo when the light is better:


I'm slowly learning to always have camera with me when out and about instead of just planning photo shoots.  It's all about not missing an opportunity to capture both the unexpected and the anticipated.
Linking up with Almost Wordless Wednesday, hosted by Linda at: Wordless Wednesday Again , NatureFootstep Waters at: Nature Footstep Memes ,and the new Bluff Area Daily Watery Wednesday II .

17 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Very nice shots Faye..like how you captured the seagull in flight too!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous color and the silhouette of the bridge is fantastic! The river itself has never been a beauty...kinda like the Kentucky River which stays dirty much of the time. These shots are great!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, Faye these are great views. awesome!! ( :

i'm having a Christmas Giveaway. be sure to stop by. have a great week. big hugs!! ( :

Sayre said...

Beautiful, colorful sunset!!!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful capture of color. Awesome! enJOYed

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos, Faye. And I love the water tower.

Judy said...

That first shot is simply stunning!! And I thought water towers were always bulbous things...
If you still had light at 5:30 PM, you are lucky! Here, I carry a flashlight for our 5 PM walks...

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous sunset light reflected in the water. :)

bettyl said...

Your photos are wonderful, well worth waiting for! You never know what you'll find so I, too, have learned to always take the camera.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wow! wonderful pics! :)

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shots of the sky and river. The sunset reflection is beautiful. Well done!

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful sunset captures for Watery Wednesday!

ReBelle said...

Nostalgic and with a good mood!

love bridges.

Tricia Hays said...

Beautiful captures of that sky & I'm thinking the sunset light is very nice for the tower shot!

Thanks so much for joining =)

HoodPhoto said...

Great colors! You should drop by my blog tomorrow and submit this to my orange bases meme, Orange You Glad It's Friday :) Hope to see you there!

Carletta said...

Wow, just WOW on that first one!
All are lovely but that first one with that reflection is awesome!
I'll have to disagree with Brian about the river never having been a beauty. Granted on rainy winter days the Ohio here is dirty as well but it's often beautiful too. :)

Living Life said...

It looks so beautiful along the waterfront and how lucky were you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that stunning light show! I love the silhouette of the bridge in the foreground. Hope you enjoyed the play.