St. Louis Art Museum

One of St. Louis’ top cultural attractions is their art museum. Here is the museum with St. Louis’ namesake, King Louis IX, looking over Forest Park’s Grand Basin. Louis IX, commonly known as Saint Louis or Louis the Saint, is the only King of France to be canonized in the Catholic Church. Louis was crownedContinue reading “St. Louis Art Museum”

Dogwood Canyon

Dogwood Canyon in Lampe, Missouri did not disappoint. The 6.5 miles of paved paths and 9 miles of trails with scenic views were surrounded by Dogwood trees. The sort of canyon/valley has a stream running through it with countless breathtaking waterfalls. Hike, bike or ride, this is a wonderful place to visit!

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, atContinue reading “Magnolia Flower”

Veni, Vidi, Vici

Originally posted on Great Rivers Imaging:
https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Bellefontaine-Cemetery/i-WjjSgKc/A When visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery I always have to stop by an pay my respects to Adolphus Busch, the co-founder of Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the manufacturer of one of my favorite beverages. Even better, our families have been friends for several generations so when when visiting a member of…

Total Eclipse

Two years ago today we had a total eclipse of the sun in the St. Louis area. Therefore I thought it might be a good time to post this photo again. This was taken in Desoto, Missouri where we had a full two minutes and 30 seconds of time to figure out how to photographContinue reading “Total Eclipse”

7,000 Flags

7,000 flags flying over Art Hill in St. Louis; Forest Park. This is one of several flag memorials in front of the the Art Museum displayed over the past few years. These displays have memorialized those that have fallen during terror attacks or fighting terrorists.

Sunrise on Fishtrap Lake

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Northwoods/i-PKPHH4D/A If you drive north through central Wisconsin, the farms give way to forests and then thousands of lakes. This is Fishtrap Lake, part of the headwaters of the Mississippi River, far into the the great North Woods of Wisconsin. This is a sportsmen’s paradise.¬†Fish in this lake include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass,Continue reading “Sunrise on Fishtrap Lake”

The Thirsty Whale

This one of my favorite Minoqua, Wisconsin boathouse photos. This is not really a boathouse. It is the Thirsty Whale restaurant on the lake. It is a very old structure with some interesting neon lights that make it a great photographic subject.