Closing out August’s daily favorites with this nicely restored ’57 Chevy from a car show two weeks ago. Hope to make another car show today if the heat isn’t too much.
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Old shutter-covered door in Ste. Genevieve, MO. What history does it hold? Since the steps below the door seem to be long departed, one assumes the door is no longer used. The use of shutters over a door seems unusual for a Midwest building but perhaps they were used to allow cross-ventilation while keeping out the direct light and heat from the sun. The windows in the building had similar shutters although they were not as tall. The opening in […]
Experimenting a bit tonight with some post processing effects. These are three shot HDR images processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro. The first image is relatively untouched from the processing in the Nik software using default settings. It was cropped from the original size to a 16 X 9 format. The second image used the first image as a starting point and was then processed in OnOne’s Perfect Effects. My goal was to create an image that resembled a vintage […]
The Apotheosis of St. Louis is a bronze statue located at the top of Art Hill in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, near the Art Museum. It was presented to the City by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company after the 1904 World’s Fair. It duplicates a plaster statue designed by Charles H. Niehaus which was at the entrance to the World’s Fair but was sculpted by W. R. Hodges who submitted a lower bid for creating the bronze. It depicts […]
The St. Louis Zoo’s Amur Leopard didn’t seem thrilled to be the subject of photos. He would have preferred to sleep rather than listen to all the visitors talking about him :-). Amur Leopards are considered to be critically endangered in the wild and may soon only live in zoos around the world.