Public Opinion

Spectators gather on the mid floors of the Missouri ┬áState Capitol and look down onto the main floor where people celebrate the election of their favorite candidate. On night of the “Governor’s Ball” the Capitol is alive with people visiting their representative’s office, celebrating and exploring the vast caverns of the building.

The photo was taken with a Nikon COOLPIX S9700

Rotunda

Devil’s Pool Restaurant

Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgdale, MO is full of great restaurants. Devil’s Pool is a nice casual place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This interesting entrance hides a large dining area with a deck and an expansive view of Table Rock Lake in Missouri’s Ozarks. If the weather permits, watching the sunset from the deck is the way to go.

This is a hand held photo using a Nikon D90 with Nikkor 35mm, 1.8 lens. ISO was 1600 and Shutter Speed was 1/10th/Sec.

Page County Courthouse

One of the many county courthouses across our country. This is the Page County Courthouse in Clarinda, IA. Clarinda is a picturesque town in Southwestern Iowa, the hometown of Glenn Miller and adopted hometown of baseball legend Ozzie Smith.

The photo was taken on a tripod using a 100 ISO, f8, 15 second exposure. It is actually three photos combined as on using Photomatix.

Pere Marquette Lodge

On Sunday I drove up what is known as the Great River Road from St. Louis to Pere Marquette Lodge. The lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933-1939. This is a guest cabin on the grounds.

The lodge its self is a large stone and log structure with guest room, restaurant and huge gathering area. It is a very impressive facility overlooking the Illinois River.

Alton, IL

The town of Alton, Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi. Previous photos were from South St. Louis County. This is on the edge of the northern border of St. Louis County near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Truly great rivers!

A great place to watch the river roll by

This blog, Great Rivers Imaging, comes from the heart of the nation. The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers is just a few miles north of this photo. This outcrop on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi is a great place to observe it all!

Sunrise

I just returned from a three day retreat on the Mississippi. I go every other year so I posted a couple of photos before this one from previous visits. This is the first post from this year showing a fabulous sunrise over the river.

Morning on the Mississsippi

Early morning on the Mississippi. This is a scene from a retreat facility in southern St. Louis County. Set on a bluff above the river, the view extends for miles. Those that get up early enough, are rewarded by this spectacular scene.

This was taken at: 17mm, ISO 320, f2.8, 1/125sec. This s a three shot HDR processed in Photomatix and Lightroom.

Sunrise on the Mississipi River