Posted in Illinois, Photography, Thoughts

The Goldenrod

On Sunday I was fortunate to go take some photos of the Goldenrod Showboat near Kampsville Illinois. It is a former showboat that used to frequent the St. Louis area. It had fallen on hard times and was sold for scrap. A group trying to preserve it had bought the boat and anchored it on the Illinois river. During the flooding this year they had to moor in a different spot but when the waters receded it didn’t settle on flat ground and it buckled the hull beyond repair. So now the group is salvaging what they can of the interior for a possible museum. For a couple of hours I and a few other photographer friends got to shoot inside the old lady and preserve a few memories. More photos on my Flickr page.

The Goldenrod
The Goldenrod//


The Stage
Goldenrod Stage//

Posted in Illinois, Missouri, Photography

Sunset through the Arch

It is that time of year in the St. Louis area where the sun sets through the Arch. A few photographer friends and I went down to the Malcom Martin Memorial Park in East St. Louis to get some shots. Was really hoping to have some clouds and a nice pink sky but it cleared up. Regardless it is really nice to see the sun set through it. There is no other skyline like St. Louis has with the Arch.

Sunset through the arch//

Playing around with zooming and long exposure.

Arch Zoom 2//