Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Arch Series

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Arch 2010-10-14 - 1

Taken last weekend while walking around Citygarden, looking for something to shoot. The light is nice. I really like the way the green copper dome of the Old Courthouse catches the soft sky.

You never see the south leg, on the right, really glow with sunlight. The Mississippi, downtown street grid and the Arch itself are on a north-northeast - south-southwest axis. Since the monument is triangular in cross section, the part of the south leg you can see here bends away from the afternoon sun. Sometimes I wish the whole thing could shine.

8 comments:

lewi14 said...

It's really a wonderful shot. The arch, the dome and the colourful leaves harmonize perfectly.

Olivier said...

superbe composition, on dirait qu'elle prot├Ęge l'amerique

cieldequimper said...

I agree with Olivier and would add that this is almost a perfect Thanksgiving shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Even though I lived in St. Louis for 6 years, I never thought of the angle of the south leg that deprives it of exposure to the afternoon sun.

I think there is a solution to this. Build a second arch at an angle. Or better yet, build another arch on a giant turntable like a lazy susan. They could turn it for photographers to maximize the best exposure to the sun as the day progresses and as the seasons change.

Birdman said...

Love the composition on this one.

brattcat said...

I wouldn't change a pixel.

Y. Ikeda said...

Hi Bob,
Thank you for visiting our blog and leaving a comment. I did not know you have been to Japan with your wife three times!
Actually when I visited the US in my first trip, I went to Columbia (MU campus) and St. Louis, MO! Then I have been a resident of NYC (3 years) and Iowa (10 month). Reading your blog reminds me of my life in the US. If I have a chance, I would love to visit your town once again since people I met there were all friendly and nice.
Greetings.

brattcat said...

Squirrels, chipmunks, mice, and birds all love the pumpkins. Once the globes begin to soften, they are transferred to compost piles where the little critters have their own Thanksgiving feast.