Art Hill in Forest Park may be considered the the heart of the park. Art hill is well known for snow sledding, kit flying, picnicking and just a place to congregate. The hill stretches from the entrance of the St. Louis Art Museum down the the Grand Basin which is what is left of theContinue reading “Art Hill Trees”
During the fall the trees on the rim of Art Hill turn a bright red. In the middle of the rim is the stature of Saint Louis and during an early morning walk you can see the recent Blue Moon. Below id the Grand Basin, a body of water that was the centerpiece of theContinue reading “Blue Moon”
These colorful trees flank St. Louis’ art museum and create a border around Art Hill in front of the museum. Fall can be spectacular in our urban Forest Park. The park is located in western St. Louis, Missouri and consisting of 1,326 acres. Opened in 1876, more than a decade after its proposal, the parkContinue reading “Fall in the park”
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”
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.
The winter of 2019 has been particularly snowy giving St. Louisans beautiful vistas and icy roads. These benches overlook Forest Park’s Grand Basin and in the upper right hand corner of the photo you can see people sledding on Forest Park’s famous Art Hill. Any time of year, this is a popular place.
Forest Park’s, and perhaps St. Louis’s, most famous statue is of Louis IX of France. This photo was taken in front of the St. Louis Art Museum early after sunset. To get the photo, a tripod was used and camera settings of 100 ISO, 18mm, f18 with the lens open for 13 seconds. The f18Continue reading “Louis IX”
I watched these trees for about 10 days as they changed to red from the top down. This is St. Louis’ art museum in Forest Park. When the time was right, I took this photo a few minutes before sunrise as a 5 shot HDR (see my tutorial: https://greatriversimaging.com/hdr/), combined them in Photomatix and finishedContinue reading “Fall Colors in Forest Park”
7000 “Flags of Valor” cover Art Hill in St. Louis’ Forest Park. These flags commemorate 9/11 in 2016 and honor fallen soldiers fighting terrorism. I spent an hour one evening taking photos of the site from various angles. Here is on facing the St. Louis Art Museum with the sun setting in the background.