Old Courthouse

My hometown, St. Louis, with our old courthouse and the Gateway Arch behind it. The pathway here is part of the new Kiener Plaza (not sure what was wrong with the old Kiener Plaza). Lots to do and photograph in this area but be sure to get the Arch in the background!

This photo was taken about 30 minutes after sunset to get the nice even lighting. Also, this is a three shot bracketed photo to get the lighting right. Everything was processed in Photomatix and Lightroom.

Demise of a bridge

The old Boone Bridge that crossed the Missouri River has finally been replaced. For decades this narrow and dangerous bridge served as one of the few connections between St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. This series of photos was pulled from a video of the complete explosion of the bridge. The second photo shows the explosive charges going off but the first photo shows a mysterious fire microseconds before the detonation. This is possibly caused by the extreme concussion caused by coordinated firing of the explosives. The third photo is of the trusses falling into the water.

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Old Town

The river town of St. Charles has revitalized their downtown by refurbishing their old buildings. Now they have many great restaurants, wineries, antique shops and  much more. Here is one of their old buildings restored into a gift shop.

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. Pere Market Park, just north of Grafton, Illinois, is a great place to see this whole area.

Panorama of the area: