So I went out to the Junction Bridge last night, trying to get a good shot of the sunset behind the bridge. Well I managed to totally time the sunset wrong, which had me standing around the bridge for awhile waiting for it to get dark (which meant missing some good Olympics on tv).
I set the camera on the tripod and waited and waited for it to get dark. To pass the time, I ended up tossing the lens cap into the air and trying to catch it. This was a fun game until I missed it, and the lens cap managed to shoot directly into a small hole in the ground, all hole-in-one Tiger Woods style. Now, this hole was something I never noticed the whole time I was out there, and I was amazed that the cap managed to fall directly down there, like magic. I reached my hand into the hole, nervous that it was the home of some sort of snake or a rabid raccoon. The lens cap was out of reach, so I found a stick nearby to try to fish the cap out, eventually managing to get the now dirt-covered lens cap out of the depths of the earth.
To make matters more interesting, a few minutes later I was standing by the camera when I felt something wet hit my arm. I looked down to discover that...yeah, a bird just crapped on me. Good times!
The sunset never really turned out, but there was some nice color in the sky anyways. So here's a shot of the bridge:
I tried to find another viewpoint on the bridge, and got this:
I went across the river to try to get some shots from the north shore. I was too late to try to get any good views of the skyline with some evening light, but managed to get this view of the skyline from NLR:
Here's another little time-lapse video of dusk settling in at the Junction Bridge. Sorry that it jumps around some, I decided to move the camera a bit halfway through. But stay tuned to the end to see the Arkansas Queen riverboat float through and dock on the north shore...