Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday Arch Series

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Arch 1998

There was a recent Arch picture ready to go for today but I put it aside. While searching my back-up drives for something, I found a zip file labeled "12yearoldarchphotos." It was created in 2010, suggesting the contents were from 1998. This is one of the three pictures I found.

It's not likely it was taken so long ago. I'm pretty sure I got my first digital camera in late 1999 in anticipation of a trip to India and Nepal in early 2000. There is no way to be certain since the EXIF data has been stripped off.

There is only one place where I could have taken this, the Mansion House apartments directly across from the Arch and the park it sits in. Sharon, of Phoenix Daily Photo, lived there when she was working in STL. I've only been inside once, when some friends had serious water damage at home and the insurance company put them up in this building. (Note: if any readers live in or have access to a Mansion House apartment, please please invite me over for tea). Also no way to tell what camera I used. It was probably an early point-n-shoot. I got my first DSLR, a Canon 10D, in 2003. The image looks like a century-old color postcard. Not so bad.

12 comments:

Olivier said...

surréaliste cette photo, elle est magique, on dirait un tableau religieux, c'est la plus belle de ta série

Speedway said...

That is a beautiful picture, Bob, worthy of both you and your Arch.

s.c said...

A stunning photo of the arch again. This makes it clear that the hunt for always newer camera's is not necessary for the results. But a hobby cost money.

brattcat said...

i love the mystery as much as i love this image.

Alanna Kellogg said...

Whoa - one of the most if not THE most unusual shots of the Arch. Stunning.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This is a magnificent image of the Arch, Bob.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Not so bad!!!! It's 'heavenly' Bob. Really glad you found it .

Virginia said...

Now this is a stunner. Is that the natural color or did you fiddle a little? Either way I love it. I'd love that framed in my home!
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The Petry's said...

I lived in Gentry's Landing when I first moved to the area and I loved the floor to ceiling windows that let me view the arch (though one block further away than the Mansion house. As a hobby photographer I still regret never taking many photos from there.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Nathalie said...

Not so bad? Not so bad? It's out of this world, it's brilliant, it's prize-winning stuff, it's inspiring, it's.....WOW !!!!

Halcyon said...

Not bad? This is fantastic!