Barge traffic on Mississippi, in Cairo. The ripple effect!

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The steamboat industry on Mississippi River was replaced with barges, there is no longer a significant reason for river traffic to stop in Cairo. In 1929, the Cairo Mississippi River Bridge was completed, linking Missouri with Illinois.

The photo was taken early morning on this bridge. It is undergoing major reconstruction (Nov 2011), in my opinion colossal waste of money! As the traffic is using the interstate.

But maybe saving Cairo completely from bankruptcy!

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Comments (209)

dzonihsv on January 2, 2012

Cool, this small waves are the main ''character'' for this photo. ;)


mbe21 on January 2, 2012

Hi Tomas,

Excellent capture of this beautiful scene. The composition, subject and colours are great.



Garzer on January 3, 2012

Very pretty view!Like 96! Greetings, Klaus

Bassam Jayousi on January 3, 2012

Excellent view, great shot. Like

Best wishes from UAE, Bassam

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on January 3, 2012

Excellent shot ! The waves are so perfect!


Best regards , Radu .

行者无路 on January 4, 2012

Very nice shot !!! Like

Happy new year 2012 !!!

Best greetings from China !行者无路

stuart murphy on January 4, 2012

Hi TomRos, I like how the ripples, waves and the boat work together to form a triangular shape on the river. Good composition Regards Stuart

BritPlom on January 4, 2012

Very nice shot!


Greetings, François

Marcus Aksan on January 4, 2012

Amazin' shot!!! Cheers from 2 continents!!!

*Cri* Photo on January 4, 2012

Hi Tom. Excellent picture. LIKE Greetings and I wish you a wonderful 2012. Cri

Ge Ko on January 4, 2012

A really good selection of the perspective for this shot!

Like 104


Ge Ko

Canon PS SX 120 IS on January 4, 2012

Very nice shot! like105! Best wishes,Andrej

senmax on January 4, 2012

Very nice shot. Like.

Manou Wahl on January 4, 2012

Good evening Tomas, wonderful light, perfect staged! LIKE Good night and best wishes Manou

pepe oliva on January 5, 2012

Muy bella. Saludos.

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on January 5, 2012

fantastic pic


Bedri Akçay on January 5, 2012

excellent landscape, like

Leo hoe on January 5, 2012

Very nice shot ! like

    Best wishes from Austria
th81 on January 6, 2012

Very beautiful and interesting photo!


Best wishes, th81

khoi tranduc on January 8, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 25, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/11/30 08:08:54
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash