Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This picture taken in the snow last weekend makes me think of the bottom of the ocean, a hemispherical shelter for air breathers, surrounded by coral.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Everybody talks about global warming (except for a scary number of nut-case science-deniers in this country) but for every trend there are statistical blips in the opposite direction. Look at a long term stock market chart. If I were a speculator I'd be more likely to buy land in Edmonton than Houston, but scenes like this make me wonder if we might see wooly mammoths again one day, parading down Vandeventer, hooking a turn onto Shaw and then through the garden gates.
Monday, March 28, 2011
April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.
Yesterday morning brought sun to the Missouri Botanical Garden, giving brilliant illumination to everything that was shrouded during Saturday's snowfall. The temperature rose during the day and it was almost all gone by afternoon.
Snow can change appearance and meaning, as seen today on Downtown St. Louis 365.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The subject is one of the favorite sculptures in Citygarden, Eros Bendato (Eros Bound). It's been featured here before.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The individual sections are at least 3 meters high. Lacking any Spider Man talents, I didn't understand how he got up there. But as I rounded the sculpture I saw him up on top, walking the edge that couldn't be more than 5 cm wide and crossing the gaps between the plates. My first instinct was to run away in terror (to the extent that I can run) before witnessing what could be severe injuries. Then I thought what the hell, whipped up my telephoto lens and shot these. The boy saw me and called out, "Hey, mister, nice camera!"
Thanks. Nice performance, too.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Also, thousands of hours spent shooting, editing, posting and commenting. Big drop in the number of books I've read. Can't remember the last time I went to a movie. Tentative diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Four more years! Four more years! is a chant heard at our national political conventions when an incumbent president is running for re-election. How long can - or should - I keep this up? No idea.
Sincere thanks to all of those who have supported my work and said such nice things about my photography. Another post will go up at midnight tonight, at least, and there will be a picture of the Arch on Thursday.
To be continued...
By the way, Steffe of Haninge Daily Photo suggested I mark the occasion by putting together a collection of my best work on Flickr. Already got one! Select a few that catch your eye or run the slideshow. Click here.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tomorrow is St. Louis Daily Photo's fourth anniversary. I'm trying to come up with something so do drop by.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I once met the law partner of the then-incumbent Sheriff of Nottingham. Now there's a claim to fame.
Friday, March 18, 2011
It occurs to me that next Tuesday, March 22, is the fourth anniversary of this project. Suggestions about how to mark the event are welcome.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
You see the words Erin Go Bragh almost everywhere the day is celebrated. The phrase doesn't mean much of anything by itself. It's a few steps of corruption from an expression in the Irish language. There is an interesting discussion here. My cousins living in Ireland all speak the native language. It is a compulsory subject in school. They love to speak it when they are in England - confuses the hell out of the Brits.
Downtown St. Louis 365 celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a wee dram.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
By the way, yesterday's post was meant to be ironic, you know, cross on a beer drinking shirt, Christian clowns. Most people seemed to take it at face value. I think I went right through ironic and landed at obscure.
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day itself and is supposed to have the Thursday Arch Series. How to handle that? You will have to come back and find out.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Today's post on Downtown St. Louis 365 discusses American currency and aphorisms.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
This series will continue for a few days on Downtown St. Louis 365. STL Daily Photo will cover the craziness of the St. Patrick's day parade starting tomorrow. Here's a bit of what's on my other blog today:
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tomorrow is STL's big annual St. Patrick Day's parade. Now there's something to shoot.
My new posts are not coming up on the portal. Must make inquiries.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Got home late last night. Farewell crazy Los Angeles. I’ve never seen so many Jaguars or so many women with dangerous heels anywhere. Style over substance.
I’m ending the series with some shots from a room full of Jeff Koons’ stuff in the contemporary building of the LA County Museum of Art. Not for everyone but I think he’s funny and witty (not exactly the same thing). Above, a bust of Louis XIV. Below, John the Baptist, followed by Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles. At the bottom, a view of the famous Hollywood sign from the balcony of the just outside this room.
The Thursday Arch Series will return next week.