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This is the LDS Temple found in Nauvoo, Illinois. It is modeled after the original Temple that was burned to the ground in 1846 by an anti-mormon mob.

The shot was very difficult as the sun behind me was quickly setting across the Mississippi River. The light was changing so fast that I couldn't meter and set the camera without it changing. Add to that was my Sister-in-Law was calling my brother's cell phone every couple of minutes with "Just how long does it take to snap a picture anyway...tell him to get on with it". I finally told him that it would be a shame to travel 1/2 way across the US to the mighty Mississippi River and not take the opportunity to 'fix' the ringer on his cell phone (and yes...I would have taken the phone for a long, dark swim).

I finally decided to choose an exposure in the future and along with estimating the reciprocity of Velvia decided that 18 'mississippis' would be just about right (due to the location, 'mississippi' was used instead of 'alligator', as in 'one alligator', 'two alligator', etc.). I think the image turned out ok in the end (and no cell phones where hurt in the making of this picture).

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