Every year I am honored to be the photographer for Guardian Angel Basset Rescue’s “Photographs with Santa” at St. Louis’ Museum of the Dog. This is a fun event where dog owners line-up to have their Best Friends photographed. This produced one of those classic photos shown here.
Guardian Angel (GABR) is a very successful Basset rescue organization in the Midwest. Every year they host the Illinois Waddle in Dwight, Illinois (just Southwest of Chicago), a two day event where a 1,000 Bassets gather to have fun and gather in the street. This is something you have to see to believe. If you do not have a Basset, you can stop by the event in September and pick-up one!
With winter settling in, it is good to be optimistic!
In a few short weeks this lake will be frozen solid until April or May. This is the Beacon’s Resort Boathouse, a very large structure which is a centerpiece of Lake Minocqua in Northern Wisconsin. An early morning during a heavy fog provided some surreal scenes.
The holidays mean travel to meet friends and family and nothing signifies travel better that Kirkwood Missouri’s train station. I drove to Kirkwood late in the afternoon to photograph the station at sunset. This photo was taken well after sunset and the resulting photo was dark with a few highlights showing. However, I used the RAW mode which captures all light available, including features you normally cannot see. Post processing a single photo in Photomatix and finishing in Lightroom brought out the wonderful colors and sunlight.
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© E.L. Engler Photography
Here is a shot of the St. Louis Art Museum (with King Louie on the horse). This is a three shot HDR photo to bring our the texture in the clouds and wonderful lighting on the statue and building. The camera is on a tripod and the lens is open long enough to see movement in the stars.
You do not have to travel across country to visit a scenic area. One beautiful area in the Midwest is Northern Wisconsin and its Northwoods. Lake Minocqua hosts many attractive well maintained boathouses and is worth visiting just to see the these structures. Here is a large red boahouse that always makes a great subject for photographers. This is a three shot HDR photo, processed in Photomatix and Lightroom to bring out the color and the storm clouds.
Here is a photo of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis taken last year. The Arch grounds are currently going through a complete renovation: all of the trees are being removed, new landscaping and new attractions. The arch is an interesting subject since each angle presents a completely different photo. Every photo can be a new experience.
This is a photo taken a few years ago at Eads Bridge. This photo, like many, was processed with Photomatix and Lightroom. This give the interesting “surreal” look and high-definition.
Apparently, the statue of Lewis and Clark has been moved because it spends a lot of time under water due to flooding!
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