The New Orleans skyline or cityscape was the skyline that got me hooked. It took me two nights of shooting before I finally got it right, but I think the result was well worth it! It is definitely one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the United States. With the Saint Louis Arch in the background and the reflection of lights in the mighty Mississippi River, it just doesn’t get much better than that!

Like most of my skylines, I love to capture that deep blue color in the sky. I managed to capture a star just above the cityscape in this one. I thought it was a beautiful touch.

Believe it or not, the New Orleans skyline and my Saint Louis skyline pictures have something unique in common. Can you guess what it is? It may not seem very obvious, but it may also not be what you think.

It’s the Mighty Mississippi River. Both of my pictures were taken with the Mississippi River as the reflection source.

Ok, while that may not be that interesting to some of you, it absolutely fascinated me. It gives you an idea as to just how long the Mississippi River really is.

For those of you who would like to get your own picture of the New Orleans skyline, there are some things you should know about the area. When I left my Hotel room and headed downstairs with my camera equipment, the front desk clerk, who knew I was headed to Algiers Point, told me to be very careful going into that area all alone at night. She said it was a pretty rough area after midnight. Although I didn’t have any issues, it was a pretty rough looking area. I took my pictures without incident.

This photograph was taken at an extremely high resolution. It would be perfect for an office wall, home, magazine cover or anything else where a beautiful skyline could be used.