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.
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.
Approaching the Greenville bridge from the Mississippi side, the uprights and cables looked almost like sails over the corn.
A view of a cable-stayed beauty, the Greenville bridge over the Mississippi River.
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.)