Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Fourth of July From St. Louis

It's our national holiday: summertime, barbecue, beer, parades and red, white and blue everything: tee shirts, porch decorations, silly hats, lawn chairs, dog jackets. Even Budweiser cans are kinda red, white and blue. I'm off Wednesday morning to shoot the big parade downtown. Going to the Cardinals baseball game tonight. The game time is set to lead into the fireworks over the Mississippi River and the stadium, which has a perfect view, will stay open through the show. I'll be there with lenses blazing.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series - a special one if I'm kucky

11 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Hurray for the red, white and blue!

soosha_q said...

Ooooh, fabulous photo. You just can't get a more perfect photo for Independance Day than that!

pusa said...

happy 4th of july :)

Olivier said...

superbe cette photo, et bonne fĂȘte du 4 juillet.


superb this photograph, and happy spend of July 4.

Lavenderlady said...

Happy Fourth! Hope it is a great holiday for you and yours.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Great shot, love the perspective. Happy Independence Day!

Carlos said...

Fantastic capture

TrondheimDailyPhoto said...

Happy 4th of July! Great shot!

ps said...

I love this shot, and this post! Happy 4th!

U "R" Us said...

Holy moly that's wonderful. Where was that flag being flown from? Courthouse? Keiner Plaza? Couldn't possibly actually be from the Arch, right?

Strangetastes said...

Andre - I took this from the top of the east steps of the Old Court House. One of those deals where the fire dept hoists a huge flag between two tall cranes. I Photoshopped out the cranes themselves for a cleaner, more dramatic look. The flag was hanging over the eastern side of that little one block park between the Old Court House and Memorial Drive. The wind was blowing to the west off the river. I got lucky.