Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday Arch Series

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Hey, it's back! Still don't have a lot of ideas for new approaches to the subject. However, I thought it might be interesting to re-visit some old ideas from when I got my first DSLR and started pointing my lens at the monument. What might years more experience and advanced hardware bring to the images? Compare this one from September, 2005, and decide for yourself.

14 comments:

klandholt said...

What about shots from the other landmarks and neighborhoods of St. Louis, for context and perspective? I'm sure you've already done this- I haven't followed the blog very long- but it is cool to see the reminder of the Arch when looking at other local icons (when possible). I was recently pleasantly surprised by how visibly the Arch looms over Southwest Ave. on the Hill, just west of Kingshighway.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It looks like the Arch is developing wrinkled skin in its old age.

cieldequimper said...

It was worth the wait!

brattcat said...

they're both intriguing but i find this most recent shot more satisfying. i prefer the composition and the depth.

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Can't they keep the skateboarders of it somehow? The surface is getting all dinged up.

Wayne said...

Uhhhhh, no comment. :-)

Paula said...

It's good to leave a subject for a while and then come back to it. Archie looks fab.

Halcyon said...

A cool effect!

JM said...

Brilliant shot, Bob!

Virginia said...

B, your photographs of the BIG A, I've loved for many years now. I'm blown away at the many fabulous photographs you and your creative eye have captured. I still say, a book must be in your future. DO IT!
V

Virginia said...

And now may I observe the texture that reminds me of some ancient drawings/carvings. Who knew this sleek and shiny structure could be viewed in so many ways. Bob Crowe, you are to be commended for your relentless passion for photographing this structure in so many amazing ways!

Nathalie said...

Both photos are most interesting. I love the shiny texture. I'll second Virginia's comment about a book being a must at some stage.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ditto everything Virginia said Bob and add WOW!! It looks like an extremely expensive silver bracelet from this angle and with that texture. I think I prefer this latest image, but both are amazing. Never stop shooting this subject!!