Minnows

One of my¬† photo tips is to go back. That is, if you find a really good subject, and this is a really good subject, go back multiple times to see if you can improve the shot. This is is my third visit to Fredrickson’s Bait Shop on Star Lake in Wisconsin but this isContinue reading “Minnows”

Eagle Tree

This eagle is in what I call an “eagle tree.” An Eagle Tree is a very dead tree on the side of a body of water where an eagle can sit in it and watch for prey (usually fish). The dead tree allows for an unobstructed view of a lake or other body of waterContinue reading “Eagle Tree”

Night time on the riverfront

The St. Louis riverfront featuring the Gateway Arch and the Eads Bridge. The City of St. Louis is connected to Illinois by an array of bridges. South of the city is the Popular Street Bridge, then, moving north, the Eads Bridge, MLK Bridge, Musial Bridge, MicKinley Bridge and, further north, the Chain of Rocks Bridge.Continue reading “Night time on the riverfront”

Chihuly Gate

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wtrgccZ/A 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 newContinue reading “Chihuly Gate”

Subtle tones

I really liked the soft tones of some photos I have seen and I have been looking for ways to accomplish the effect. What I found was that you really have to take these photos during the “Golden Hour.” That is, take your photos about 10 minutes before sunrise/sunset to 10 minutes after. The lightContinue reading “Subtle tones”

Yo-Yo the Narrator

It is that time again. Circus Flora is in St. Louis for the month of June. Be sure not to miss this show! In this photo is Yo-Yo the narrator who introduces the acrobats, animals, clowns and other entertainers of the evening. For more photos see: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Events/Circus-Flora/ This is a great opportunity for photographs butContinue reading “Yo-Yo the Narrator”

Christmas Scene

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-gshRcLf/A This is one of my favorite Christmas Photos. However I would not have found it if I did not follow one of the most important photography tips I have heard. That is, once you have found a good subject, take some time to study it and walk around it to find the best angleContinue reading “Christmas Scene”

Botanical Garden Gatehouse

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-KRvL75g/A The holiday season offers a lot of opportunities for interesting photos. This is the old gatehouse at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Every year they create their “Garden Glow” where part of the property is highly decorated with lights and displays. It is a great place to photograph but do not take a tripod! ToContinue reading “Botanical Garden Gatehouse”

Christmas time at Kirkwood Station

The Kirkwood station is a busy place with families traveling to meet with friends and family for the holidays. This photo was something of a surprise. When this was taken, the sun was down and it was dark outside. Three exposures were taken, one under exposed, one over exposed and one at standard exposure. TheseContinue reading “Christmas time at Kirkwood Station”