Four of the 6 Thunderbird flying team. The team is currently flying F-16s.
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera at St. Louis’ European car show. Lots of cool street and exotic cars at this event and it would actually take all day to see everything. Here is a link to more photos from this event: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Events/St-Louis-European-Car-Show-201/
007’s famed Aston Martin? No, this is a later model at the St. Louis European Auto Show. James Bond had an Aston Martin DB5 and this is a DB6. No machine guns in the headlights or side ramrod/grinder or ejection seat or bullet proof shield in this one.
I did some research and found that the Aston Martin people liked the DB5 and since it was made so popular in the movie, they had no plans to change it. However, the DB5 was a new design and its new form caused the back end to raise up at high speed with unfortunate results. They put the car in a wind tunnel, made some changes and called the new version the DB6.
By the way, there were multiple Aston Martins owned by the studio that made the movies so there was not a single “Bond” car.
This is an entry in St. Louis’ European Car Show. Today is their annual show with lots of cool cars like this. Hopefully I will find something interesting to post here in the next few days.
This is a photo from their 2014 show, processed in Topaz Impression. See more photos: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Events/St-Louis-European-Car-Show-201/
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.
While in Kansas City for a meeting, I checked into the hotel. Asked if I had a floor preference, I told them the higher the better (always like a view). The clerk handed me the key (card) and up I went and found that I had been given a suite for the price of the discounted meeting price! I thought I would share the view.
This is a three shot HDR photo using an ISO of 200 at f7.1, 24mm and an average shutter speed of 6 seconds. A table was used as the tripod.
A good place for artists and photographers is Door County, Wisconsin. If you are planing a visit to this area, finding a place to stay centrally located in important. I suggest the Village of Ephraim, this little cottage is a good example.
See my Door County photos: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Door-County/
Eagles are magnificent birds and therefore fun to photograph. You will need a telephoto lens and know where to find them. There are two places I go to find them. One is Lake Minocqua in Wisconsin. There is a resort on the lake where, if you have the right room, you can walk out on the deck and photograph them as much as you want (at about 5:00am they will let you know when they are ready).
The other area, closer to home, is the Mississippi River. Between Alton and Louisiana (MO) there are great areas to view Eagles.This is our “Great Rivers” area. For those that would like to find out more, visit Meeting of the Great Rivers All Around Alton.
A friend and I drove around the backwaters of the Mississippi near St. Charles, MO and came across this guy.