Hungry Hungry Hippo

Well, not sure how hungry it was but it had its face pressed against the glass and was staring at me for a few seconds.

Hippo

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Caution!

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.

Caution

Leaf in B&W

We got some snow overnight so Monday morning I got out to do some shooting. Winter is truly here in the St. Louis region with the temps only in the single digits. I saw this leaf lying in the pristine snow and had to take a photo. Decided I wanted to convert it to black and white.

Leaf

Sunflower

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.

Sunflower

Barn Owl

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.

Barn Owl in a turn

Rain

Wow, it’s been raining pretty much non-stop for the last couple of days. When all is said and done we’re supposed to have anywhere from 5-8 inches of rain since Friday. As I was going to bed last night I saw this puddle in the front yard and the street lights glowing. Thought it made a nice scene.

Rain Glow