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Bridge in Forest Park

Walking around St. Louis’ Forest Park, you can find scenes like this. This is a suspension bridge near the landmark Great Basin. 115 years ago this would have been the location of the 1904 World’s Fair Sunken Garden and Palace of Mines and Metallurgy. Now it is a little crossroad of walking paths, streams and […]

Mackinac Bridge

Driving across this bridge is not for the fainthearted. The bridge is over 26,000 feet long and if going, it is best to go to the bridge website for a weather report as the deck will sway in high wind. Since the deck is 200 ft above water chances for high wind are pretty good. […]

River Chateau

This is a view of the St. Louis skyline from the deck of the Chain of Rocks Bridge. In addition to the buildings, you can see the St. Louis Arch. The little French Chateau building in the foreground is actually the water intake for the St. Louis water supply and is actually quite large and […]

Chain of Rocks Bridge

This bridge has the distinction of being one of the Route 66 bridges crossing the Mississippi into St. Louis. Built in 1927 it was replaced in 1967 and turned into a walking/ bike trail. From the bridge you get a pretty spectacular view of the river and of downtown St. Louis.

Japanese Garden

A scenic overlook at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is one of the great attractions in the St. Louis area. The Missouri Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1859 and began to grow in the European tradition of horticultural display combined with education and the search for new knowledge. Today, 158 years after opening, […]

River City

A helicopter view of St. Louis as it sits on the Mississippi River. In this view are landmarks such as the Gateway Arch and historic Eads Bridge. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France. In 1764, following France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War, […]

A walk in Forest Park

This is an interesting intersection in St. Louis’ Forest Part where walking paths, a foot bridge and stream intersect. This time of year the flowers start to bloom making it a popular place to be. Our dogs love to come here to explore and walk in the stream. However, crossing the swaying suspension bridge is […]

Fall in the Park

One of the more spectacular areas in Forest Park is the Grand Basin with it’s 8 fountains and the Art Museum towering above. However, I like this quite area just to the east of the Basin. This is one of two waterways that allow you to take a paddle boat to the Grand Basin and […]

Go back!

If there is a particular subject that  you like, I suggest you go back multiple times to photograph it. The more you study a subject, the better your understanding of how to photograph it.

One of my favorite subjects is a suspension bridge in St. Louis’ Forest Park. Below is a series ranging from 2008 to 2016. Things that have changed are my cameras and software. Some of the angles are different and the overall vision of the subject. Notice the distant shot in 2008 and the closeup in 2016. Which do you think is best?

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Summer 2016

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Forest Park Waterway

It was a beautiful day today in St. Louis so time to take the dogs for a walk in Forest Park. This is one of my favorite subjects in the park, an old suspension footbridge. The dogs hate this bridge because it has sort of a screen bottom that you can see through. It also […]

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