blood moon
Posted: January 25, 2019
We had a wonderful "Blood Moon" on January 20.
I had planned to go to Forest Park in order to get some foreground interest in the shot. As I came out of my front door and looked up in the sky, I realized that the moon was too high in the sky to get a shot with any foreground interest so I set up my tripod in my driveway. It was quite cold out but I was dressed for that. I was out there for about 45 minutes taking photos.
As you can see from the photo above, I am not very skilled at obtaining a sharp focus on celestial objects. If you follow this blog, last summer's Milky Way photos also highlighted this weakness as well.
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searching for fall colors
Posted: October 22, 2017
I went on a scouting trip to Forest Park today in search of fall colors. No where near peak colors as yet but I took a few record shots.
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Posted: February 02, 2017
Today I decided I would go to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis on Lindell Blvd. I am not really sure if I have ever been inside this building before but I am positive I have never taken photos there.

I took my Canon 5D IV camera and two lenses... the 135 f/2 and the 24-70 f/2.8. After taking one or two shots with the 135, I quickly switched to the 24-70 to capture a wider field of view. I shot at ISO 12,800 to get a faster shutter speed. I took most of the shots on my tripod.
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Ben Scharff baseball game - tamron 150-600
Posted: may 22, 2016
I went to see Ben Scharff play in a baseball game on Saturday afternoon.

It was a beautiful day to watch kids play baseball. kid around with the parents & siblings and take a few photos. For most of these photos, I used a monopod for camera support.

In case you were wondering, Ben's team lost.
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forest park - tamron 150-600
Posted: may 15, 2016
I continued using the new lens today in Forest Park.

I went to the pond area along the east end of the park. I was hoping to spot some water fowl but there weren't any.

I did however meet a group of young fellows who are from India. They are in St. Louis for several months working on an IT project. We had a great time together. Nice folks.
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forest park
Posted: March 15, 2016
The weather was very nice today (albeit a bit on the humid side for my tastes).

After picking up some tickets to go see the Yonder Mountain String Band at The Pageant on April 9 and having a sandwich at Salume Beddu, I decided to go to Forest Park for some early spring photos.
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fall colors
Posted: October 25, 2015
Rick Scheussler and I decided on a photo outing to Shaw Nature Reserve and Lone Elk Park along the Highway 44 corridor.
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big lee birthday celebration
Posted: May 09, 2015
The St. Louis Chapter of BARF, Inc. gathered to celebrate the birthday of one of its founding members.
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A step back in time
Posted: January 17, 2015
Awhile back I had driven through the neighborhood where we lived until I was nine years old. The apartment buildings were blighted but seemed to offer some bit of character to them.
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Ferguson, Missouri
Posted: November 30, 2014
It was a quiet Sunday morning in Ferguson. Very few folks were out and about. No demonstrations going on. I took photos of a number of signs that had been painted on the buildings.
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Augusta Missouri
Posted: November 07, 2013
I decided to visit Augusta, Missouri today. It is located in St. Charles County just west of the Missouri River. It was a very nice day and I got a few good shots of the town and the Augusta Winery.
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st. Joseph Missouri
Posted: September 03, 2013
On my drive out to and back from Driggs each summer I had only stopped in St. Joseph, Missouri to get gas and/or eat a meal. This time I decided to head west to the waterfront area hoping I might discover some nice photo ops.

The riverfront definitely did not offer any great photo ops but we ran into a section of town called "Museum Hill". It offered up some beautiful old homes.
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Soulard market
Posted: May 18, 2013
I decided to visit to the Soulard Market today for my photography outing.
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Shaw nature reserve
Posted: May 12, 2013
I made a visit to Shaw Nature Reserve today. It is a nice "park" and offers some nice photo opportunities.
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Shaw nature reserve - st. Louis
Posted: October 24, 2012
This was my first ever visit to the Shaw Nature Reserve. Unfortunately the fall colors were mostly past prime, but this is a place I will definitely visit next Fall. The colors in the photo above are not too shabby.
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forest park
Posted: October 23, 2012
Since Fall colors are about at their peak, I decided to visit Forest Park this afternoon.
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Saturday photo trip to Augusta
Posted: October 20, 2012
I decided to take a drive to Augusta MO in the hopes of catching Fall colors at their peak. The leaves were pretty close to peak and I had a good day.

I went to the Montelle Winery where there were lots of folks enjoying the wonderful weather, the Fall colors, a great band and, of course, a glass or two of wine. Oh goody. I get to take photos of pretty women.

After the winery, I drove around the area looking for some other photo ops. I was able to get both landscape and detail photos of Fall. I missed on my attempt at some old buildings as I was shooting into the sun when the sun was too high in the sky.

I moved on to the Busch Wildlife Area, drove the loop road and stopped at a number of the lakes. The above photo was taken about one hour before sunset. I post processed this in Lightroom 4.2 using some presets from Matt Kloskowski.

All in all a good day of photography!
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highway 94 - Missouri
Posted: February 27, 2010
Drove up Highway 94 in Missouri in search of some eagles today.
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highway 64
Posted: December 06, 2009
This is something you don't see every day.

Highway 64 was under construction for over a year. Traffic was re-routed and St. Louis residents had to make big compromises. As a "thank you" to the public, folks were allowed to visit Highway 64 on foot, bike, stroller, skateboard, etc. the Sunday before it was opened to traffic.
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Augusta, Missouri
Posted: November 03, 2008
I took a drive out to Augusta in quest of fall foliage.
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forest park
Posted: April 27, 2008
Good day to go to the park so I did.
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forest park
Posted: December 05, 2007
It was a nice overcast late afternoon, so I decided I would go to Forest Park to a wetlands area to take some photos.
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Posted: April 21, 2007
My photography class went to Soulard Market today. There are a great number of opportunities to take photos with amazing colors.
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forest park
Posted: November 01, 2006
I went to Forest Park today to enjoy some fall colors.
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forest park
Posted: May 29, 2006
Went to Forest Park today.
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forest park
Posted: May 17, 2006
Spring in Forest Park.
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