Secrets of My Best Selling Photographs: Memphis Skyline from the Sandy Shore in Arkansas

October 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Memphis is probably my favorite photography subject. And lately I have been producing panoramic images. This best selling photograph is called Memphis Skyline from the sandy shore in Arkansas.

Memphis Skyline from the sandy shore in Arkansas -210007-PanoMemphis Skyline from the sandy shore in Arkansas -210007-PanoMemphis from Across the Mississippi River

For many years I have been wanting to get a Memphis skyline from across the Mississippi River. Years ago when it was permissible, or at least nobody cared, to drive across a cotton field in Arkansas to the banks of the river and get photographs of the Memphis skyline, I did that. I even got photographs of the cotton field. No, it isn't permissible to drive across the private property, Understandable.

But within the last few years the pedestrian bridge (called The Big River Crossing) across the Mississippi River on the old Harahan Bridge has been constructed. That has opened a whole new perspective and new opportunities for photographing the river and the Memphis skyline. I've made several panoramic photographs from that vantage point. 

Big River CrossingMemphis from Big River Crossing Memphis from Big River Crossing And a BargeMemphis Skyline from the Big River CrossingMemphis Skyline from the Big River Crossing

Later, the Big River Trail, a bicycle and walking path added to the Big River Crossing on the Arkansas side and followed the river bank north just past the Hernando DeSoto Bridge. This is another new perspective and added opportunities for photographers.

That is the perspective for this best selling photograph, Memphis Skyline from the sandy shore in Arkansas. That particular day I adjusted my angle to include the large piece of driftwood into the composition. I made five photographs of the scene, changing the camera position each time left to right, slightly overlapping each subsequent image. In Photoshop Lightroom I combined the images letting the program create the panoramic photograph seen here.

At arts and craft shows I have several printed and framed. Usually I sell all that I bring. I think the addition of the driftwood makes this photograph stand out from my others. I'm appreciative of the good fortune of finding this unique perspective of the Memphis Skyline from the sandy shore in Arkansas, and of course, for the Big River Trail.

My other travel blogs are here. And my full website for all my photographic destination and art work available is here.

Any of my panoramic images are available as prints ordered directly from me, or as digital downloads from my website.

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