Kind of a lazy day around the house today as it was another hot and humid one out. As I was watering the plants this evening I noticed the hummingbirds were active. By the time I was done it was getting dark and they had slowed down but I was able to get this one decent shot with the flash.
Canon 7D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L USM with Sunpack PZ42X at F/9.0, 1/200, ISO-400 at 188mm
My son and I went out today to get the last of the STL250 birthday cakes that are in place. Technically there are 251 at the moment with two bonus cakes to go out in the near future. But the goal of seeing them all has been met. It’s been an adventure and I’ve seen places in St. Louis and the region that I would never have seen without this celebration going on. I’ve made some friends with fellow cake hunters and have enjoyed seeing their photos too. Here is yours truly with #251. I know the sign says #250 but this was the last one (Grant’s Farm) so it got the honor.
There are only a few days during the year that the sun sets through the Arch. This is that time of the year. A bunch of fellow photographers and I went down last night and took photos. I didn’t get the shot I wanted though. So I went down tonight and got the shot I wanted, the sun setting and visible through the Arch. Next I need to figure out when the full moon is between the Arch legs.
#stl #stlouis #arch #sunset
Love this fountain at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles. This was just a quick snap hand held so the ISO is high but it didn’t come out too bad.
Still going through a photos from last weekend’s walk in Elsah Illinois. When I saw this window and the interior I had to take shot of it. I had to do it at an angle to get the scene. The little lamp and crooked windows on this old building are part of the charm of Elsah. I’ll be back in the fall when the leaves change.
The weather was pretty crappy this morning here in the St. Louis area but the rain stopped just after noon. The Edwardsville Rotary Criterium began at 3 O’clock so I went up to grab a few shots. Lots of good action and racing for those who like to watch the bikes go by. Here is the winner of one of the races. You can see more photos on my Flickr page at Edwardsville Rotary Criterium
Good morning. It’s squirrel Saturday over on Google+ but I thought I’d post the picture here too. If you’re on Google+ and so desire you can put me in your circle. My profile is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MikeMatney/posts