The understatement of the year. This is from Alton Illinois, taken on the 1st of June. The red line is the height of the water in the record flooding of 1993. As of today the waters of the Mississippi have exceeded the 2nd highest level on record and are expected to peak at 39.2 feet, which will be short of the 1993 level of 42.7 feet but bad enough for everyone living and working along the river. It will take a long time for the waters to come down, and for the area to recover.
Originally from Oregon and after a career in the Air Force I ended up settling down in the St. Louis area. I have always taken pictures but seven years ago I decided it was time to really start learning the art of photography. Between work and family what little free time is spent out exploring the region. I am fascinated with nature, the man-made world and the interaction between them. This is especially apparent in all of the urban decay that exists in St. Louis. Nature is reclaiming so many areas while the people who live there do their best to hang on. I also have a degree in Graphic Design so patterns, shapes, and textures also speak to me. View All Posts