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.
I survived my first Shutterfest! I’ve known about it since it’s inception four years ago but this was the first year I could actually attend due to school and other commitments. It is an amazing experience to be around so many other photographers who are all so excited to be there and to learn. There was some sensory overload at first and at the end just exhaustion. But I’ve already got my ticket for next year and am inspired to do more with my photography.
To make way for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new headquarters in St. Louis the city has to move a three story brick home 7/10 of a mile to a new location. A lot of hard work and planning by all involved. Glad to see that this beautiful home isn’t getting torn down. A good thing for a part of the city that is usually in the news for the wrong reasons.
Art Hill, Forest Park, St. Louis Missouri. 7042 flags of valor, representing the men and women who have died in the war on terror since 9/11 fifteen years ago. Regardless of the politics since that date these men and women have answered the call of their country and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please take a moment to honor their lives and the sacrifices their families have paid.
Almost every year there is a graffiti artist gathering in St. Louis along the flood wall south of the Gateway Arch. Artists from all over the country converge and paint the wall with the approval of the city. There are some wonderful works created. This particular piece is by an artist called Norm4eva.