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Best Photos of the Year
Posted: December 31

At the end of each calendar year I go through the photos I have taken during the year to identify those I think are my best efforts.

 

 


St. Louis Art Walk
Posted: October 25

There is a two mile stretch along the Mississippi River where artists paint murals on the levee walls. Many are very good. This was my second time visiting. From memory, it seems that their are many new murals.

I then drove through the Lemp neighborhood of downtown to catch a few snaps.
 



Emma Scharff's 18th Birthday Celebration
Posted: October 11

We gathered together to celebrate Miss Emma's 18th birthday this evening. A good time was had by all especially the birthday girl.
 



Badlands National Park
Posted: September 18

Rick Schuessler and I are in Badlands National Park for a few days on our way back to St. Louis.
 



Glacier National Park
Posted: September 16

Rick Schuessler and I drove the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park today.

We both agreed that much like Rocky National Park, it is difficult to get outstanding photos along the main park road. The scenery is too vast to be adequately captured by a camera.
 



Craters of the Moon National Reserve
Posted: September 05

Today Mary & I visited Craters of the Moon.

On the way back, we stopped in Arco and had a fantastic meatball sub sandwich.
 



Yellowstone National Park
Posted: September 04

Today Mary & I visited Yellowstone National Park. We went to the Mammoth Hot Springs area which I normally don't do.

So glad we did as I got some nice photos.
 



Grand Teton National Park
Posted: September 01

Went to Grand Teton National Park today with my good friend Mary Lacy. We first visited Schwabacher Landing but were not able to complete the whole hike due to trail restoration.

We then hiked to Hedrick Pond.
 

 


Teton Valley
Posted: August 26

I decided to further explore some more roads that head west from Highway 33. The skies were nowhere as clear as yesterday but I persevered in my quest!
 

 


Teton Valley
Posted: August 25

Today was a nice day weather wise and the smoke situation was quite a bit better. I decided to get out of the house and snap a few photos. The photos are sort of a hodge podge of subjects.

I drove 5000 South to the point where it dead ends at the Teton River and took quite a few photos along the drive. In the evening, I was on a Zoom meet up with the Teton Photography Club and I happened to look out my window around sunset. It looked like it was going to be a nice one, so I broke away from the meeting for a bit to capture some sunset photos outside my front door.
 

 


Music on Main
Posted: August 12

This was the last Music on Main of the summer (and it didn't rain). My visiting guest Ted Roche joined me on this outing. Pictured above is my good friend Jess Collins (left). This was only the second time we had seen each other this summer and had some catching up to do.
 

 


Music on Main
Posted: August 05

Another rainy Music on Main tonight. Pictured above is the birthday girl Robin Mill (far left) and the Fab Four plus One.
 

 


Casa Budde West Sunset
Posted: July 21

We had some pretty nice clouds at sunset last night so I decided to break out my camera to catch a few snaps.
 

 


Curtis Canyon
Posted: July 17

The Teton Photography Club had a social/photo event at the Curtis Canyon Overlook. This was my first time visiting that location. The skies were very, very hazy as you can tell from these photos but it looks like a do-again-able location to return to in the future.

This is the first time the club has had an in person meet-up since COVID began.
 

 


Music on Main
Posted: July 15

The weather was a bit funky tonight so I only stayed for the first musical group.

Pretty good crowd considering the weather.
 

 


Music on Main
Posted: July 08

This was my first Music on Main of the summer. I didn't get around to taking many photos as I ran into my good friend Julie Reggio (pictured above) whom I have not seen for two years. We had a lot of catching up to do!

The last number of photos were taken when it was pretty dark at ISO 16,000. They are noisy when enlarged but look pretty good here at the smaller sizes.

Large crowd on hand. The band was the Young Dubliners.
 

 


Factory Butte
Posted: May 30

The next morning we went to Factory Butte for some sunrise photos.
 

 


Factory Butte
Posted: May 29

We drove from Denver to Hanksville Utah today with a stop in Vail to have lunch with former Wash U volleyball player Anna Byniarski. Once in Hanksville, we went to Factory Butte for a sundown shoot.
 

 


Emma Scharff Soccer - Clayton
Posted: April 08

Went to see Emma play soccer against Clayton on the U City field.

These shots were all taken hand-held with the Tamron 150-600mm lens.
 

 


Tower Grove Park
Posted: April 07



 

 
 


Forest Park
Posted: April 05

Beautiful 80 degree afternoon, so I decided to make a trip to Forest Park and capture some Spring landscapes.

These shots were all taken hand-held.
 



Forest Park
Posted: January 13

The temperature was in the 50's and I had not done any photography this year so I decided to go to Forest Park for a bit. My goal was to capture the stark look of the trees without leaves.

These shots were all taken hand-held.

 
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