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Great Rivers Imaging

Ideas for places to visit in the Midwest

Author / Ted Engler

The Missing Man

On the air intake on the bottom of this F-16 you will see the number 6. The Air Force Thunderbirds fly in a “five man” formation and take off that way. Plane 6 is the “missing man” and takes off alone. He briefly joins the other five to prepare for a fly-by of an airshow […]

Chihuly Gate

With “stay at home orders” in place from various government entities, it is tough to get some spring photos. Parks and cultural centers are now closed also. However, being the prolific photographer, I have over 57,000 photos stored  on my computer, many of them not processed. This gives me the opportunity to find new photos […]

Spring at the Climatron

A gem in St. Louis is our Botanical Garden. Also known as the Missouri Botanical Garden, it is a showcase for all sorts of plant life from small flowers to mature trees; water based pants to tropical flowers; and theme areas such as their Japanese Garden. These Red Buds make a nice spring scene along […]

Magnolia Flower

Closeup and personal photo of of a Magnolia Flower. After being cooped-up at the house I had to find subjects in the back yard. Normally the squirrels would have eaten this by now but there were to many this year. This was taken with my Nikon D7100 with Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 EX DC Lens, at […]

Japanese Garden

A nice shot of Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden. Spring in Missouri is very colorful with flowing Dogwood, Redbud, Cherry Trees and Magnolias. Use a wide angle lens to get a photo like this. For this scene, you cannot get back far enough to include the whole lake without adding unwanted elements to the scene.

Spring is here

Happy Spring! While our local botanical garden is closed (but pictured here), I am seeing people out walking and enjoying the outdoors. In our area the cherry blossoms and magnolias are all open. In my neighborhood the streets are lined with flowing trees luring people out into the fresh air.

Mississippi River Sunrise

One of the best places to observe spectacular sunrises is at the White House Retreat in South St. Louis County. This is on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley and early morning risers are rarely disappointed.

Reflections in a storm

The word “reflections” in the heading of this photo is not of the photography sense such as reflections in the water. This is a retreat house where you spend two to three days in silent reflection. The White House Retreat in South St. Louis County is a spectacular place perched on a bluff overlooking the […]

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