This shot sums up St. Louis so well. The beauty of the Arch and what it represents. Then you have the decayed abandoned building. There is so much potential in this region. It has gotten better since I first moved here but there is so much more that could be done to help the people who call it home.
It was a very foggy Sunday morning and my friend Ann asked if I wanted to go shoot along the waterfront in St. Louis. Of course I did so we met up at the flood wall. As we walked along the river in front of the Arch we looked up the steps to see what the scene looked like. The fog was so thick we couldn’t see the top of the Arch but there were people running along the top of the stairs. The fog blanked out the background and I was able to get this shot of the lone runner. Since it was so foggy it made the shot practically black and white anyway so the conversion was easy.
The Mississippi River was near its crest at St. Louis and it’s that time of year when the sun sets through the Arch. With the water as high as it is I was able to get this shot of the Arch just after the sun went down. What is unusual is that I was able to get a full reflection because the water is so high. Normally you can only get a little bit of it.
The Arch was supposed to be lit up gold tonight in honor of the 50th birthday but the lights weren’t on yet when I had to leave. It was still a beautiful evening and I was able to get a few shots. This photo was taken at the Malcom Martin Memorial Overlook in East St. Louis.
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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.
Playing around with zooming and long exposure.
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.
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