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Great Rivers Imaging

Ideas for places to visit in the Midwest

Tag / Landscape Photography

Cold Morning in the Park

Lots of snow and ice in St. Louis over the past few days and more coming. While it makes lift difficult here, it makes for a beautiful landscape and slows life down a little bit.

Wheatfield

The last couple of posts have been about barns, so I thought I would post one of my favorite barn photos. This is on Interstate 39 just north of Bloomington, Illinois. As I was driving on 39, I kept seeing these interesting barns and finally pulled over to photograph one. The sky and clouds were […]

Snowfall in Forest Park

Nice weather in St. Louis for Thanksgiving in St. Louis but winter is on its way! The snow here was falling pretty hard and the ducks did not have a chance to shake it off; a flap of the wings would have done the trick. This iconic scene is in the middle of St. Louis’ […]

Blue Moon

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 the […]

Classic Boathouse

The boathouses of Lake Minocqua make up its character and this is one of the best examples. These types are known as “wet” boathouses because they are completely over the water. This is a nice one because it has three stalls, living/recreation area on the second floor and a cupola for watching lake activity from […]

Mississippi River in the Heartland

Flowing through America’s heartland, the Mississippi River provides a pathway for commerce and travel. As barges, trains and highway traffic move up and down the river, a power plant in the background provides electricity for the area. The highway is one of the most scenic drives in the United States and is known as The […]

KC Skyline

One of the great places to photograph the Kansas City skyline is at the National World War I  Memorial just south of the Downtown area. This is on a large hill which gives you this great perspective. You can drive up to the top or park at the station and walk up the hill. In […]

Blue Dome

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron always makes an interesting subject and this side path makes it look like it is on another planet. The Climatron is a greenhouse enclosed in a geodesic dome that is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Initiated by then Garden director Frits W. Went, the dome is the world’s […]

Hodgson Water Mill

Some of my recent photos have been of not so old grist mills. Missouri is dotted with a lot of original mills that have been preseved by local benefactors and are open to the public. The rust red Hodgson Water Mill is nestled into a bluff above a spring that gushes up from far below […]

Great Rivers

The name Great Rivers Imaging represents an area in the Midwest where great rivers merge. These  are the Mississippi, the Missouri and Illinois rivers. Here is a view of the Mississippi valley with the Illinois River in the foreground. This area is so vast that the Mississippi in the distant background and cannot be seen. […]