Memphis curves

This week’s photo challenge is all about curves.  There’s rarely a bad angle when trying to grab a picture of the “M” bridge that carries Interstate 40 over the Mississippi to connect Arkansas and Tennessee. The image below is in downtown Memphis looking west.

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Weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways

Heading back from a few days on the Gulf Coast, we made a point to cross the beautiful cable-stayed bridge that spans the Mississippi River between Greenville, Miss., and Lake Village, Ark.  These were two from a series taken on approach  through cornfields on the Mississippi side of the river, and on across the bridge.  The photos don’t really do this gorgeous piece of design justice.

 

 

Here’s this week’s challenge homepage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/one-shot-two-ways/

Beautiful sky and silhouette: http://vastlycurious.com/2013/08/10/weekly-photo-challenge-one-shot-two-ways-1/

and others looking at things in two ways:

Weekly photo challenge: Dreaming III

Dreaming of stardom.

STARMAKER MACHINERY — How many dreams of stardom were made or broken in the Memphis offices and studios of Sam Phillips, the man who launched Elvis and discovered Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash? The other, more well-known name associated with Phillips is the world-famous Sun Studio, just a stone’s throw away from this Madison Avenue building on Union Avenue.

See the Dreaming mother page.

Memphis for Thanksgiving

The two-hour  drive to Memphis yielded some interesting sights. The most  interesting Thanksgiving day sighting  was a flock of wild turkeys on the roadside east of Biscoe. Must’ve been about 10 of them just doodling around on the verge between the bottomland and the roadbed of  U.S. 70.  Rather risky business on the biggest turkey-eating day of the year. (and did we have the camera ready? nooooo.)

Another great image was that of a large hawk sitting in the shoulder of I-240, the loop road around Memphis. It was just sitting there watching the holiday weekend traffic whiz by. (did we have the camera ready? noooooo.)

Still, we did manage to pull the camera out for some of what Memphis had to offer (with a little help from Photoshop and apologies to film purists.)

Memphis sklyline in black and white
The Memphis skyline captured from the Hernando de Soto bridge that carries I-40 across the Mississippi River.
I-40 bridge over the Mississippi.
One of the two beautiful steel arches that make up the Interstate 40 bridge connecting Arkansas and Tennessee.