With a few breaks here and there, you can travel almost to Baton Ridge from New Orleans on a seemingly country road that runs along both the East and West banks of the Mississippi River. If you are a bicyclist you can ride most of that distance on the top of the levee that borders the river.
After my fun of a couple of nights ago, I realized that I hadn’t driven this way for a long time. So, I drove it. Well, a short portion of it. Maybe 12 miles. I picked a time when it wouldn’t be too crowded with traffic and the light would be good. I didn’t expect it to be this good. You know. Photographer’s luck.
I made the picture through my windshield. But, as I’ve said 100 times before, I let the camera do its thing, braced it on the dashboard and pushed the button. My eyes never came off the road. I’m also willing to just let the camera drop if something pops up. That’s the difference between me and some of the Sony folks I read on Facebook. My cameras are tools. They aren’t precious.
I think the picture is a nice Labor Day Weekend picture if you live in The United States. If you don’t, it is a nice Sunday picture. Either way, enjoy yourselves. You never know.