Mississippi Silk

Having grown up on the Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa, I am used seeing it as the “Mighty Mississippi”. When I traveled to Northern Minnesota earlier this year I got to see a different side of the Mississippi where you could wade across it – if you really wanted to.

With my iPod playing and a pocket full of sunflower seeds, I photographed this in the evening as the sun was getting low in the sky. With a long(ish) 4 sec. exposure, I was able to get enough blur in the water to give it that silky smooth look.