Morning on the Mississsippi

Early morning on the Mississippi. This is a scene from a retreat facility in southern St. Louis County. Set on a bluff above the river, the view extends for miles. Those that get up early enough, are rewarded by this spectacular scene.

This was taken at: 17mm, ISO 320, f2.8, 1/125sec. This s a three shot HDR processed in Photomatix and Lightroom.

Sunrise on the Mississipi River

Cherry Tree Blossoms

My wife and I took an Easter Weekend walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden. As usual the Japanese Garden was spectacular. Early blooming trees provided the color and in the next few weeks the Tulips and other ground cover be out.

Daffodils in early Spring

More Springtime Daffodils. This time from St. Louis’ Forest Park. As I have stated before, this is one of America’s largest and most beautiful urban parks. Be sure to click on the links to see more photos of the park if you have not been there before!

Here is a scene of the Park’s suspension bridge with the St. Louis Art Museum in the background. This bridge makes an interesting subject for photographers (click here for another view).

See my complete portfolio of Forest Park photos: http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Forest-Park/

Spring in the Garden

In an urban area in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden offers beautiful floral settings, interesting gardens and fantastic landscapes. Here are some Redbud trees with the Climatron in the background.

Hodgson Water Mill

This old water-mill is located in south central Missouri near the Arkansas border.  The original mill site came to life in 1837. A second mill, built in 1861, burned down as Missouri endured the chaos of the Civil War. Finally, the sturdy building you see in the picture was constructed in 1882.

This photo was taken with my Nikon D7100 and Sigma 17 – 50mm 2.8 lens (ISO 100, f14, 1/10 second) and processed in Lightroom.

Hodgson Mill

Alley Spring Mill

I thought I would explore Missouri for one of those scenic old mills. I found this in a place called Alley Spring, near Eminence, Missouri on the Jack’s Fork river.

This is a single shot photo processed in Lightroom 5.