Last weekend I was out with Photo Flood STL in the Penrose neighbourhood in St. Louis. It was snowing quite good and just as we were wrapping up things we ended up at an old school that is closed up. This tricycle was sitting outside and I had to get down low to get the shot I wanted.
The Mississippi River at St. Louis.
This year most of my photography friends and I have been on a quest for sunflowers. Many of the early plantings were washed away with all the spring rains that we had. But I’ve managed to find a few patches here and there on the Illinois side of the river from St. Louis. This beauty is from a fairly large field just east of Alhambra.
This was the best of both worlds for me. While I’ve been primarily a nature/wildlife shooter my photography lately has been focused on urban decay. So while we were exploring an abandoned power plant in East St. Louis two barn owls were inside and started flying around. It was dark and hard to focus but I was able to snap a few shots of these magnificent raptors in flight inside the building. Next time I’ll be prepared.