Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wild Lights

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The St. Louis Zoo, one of the best around, has a thing going on this holiday season called Wild Lights. Much of the area is covered with Christmas-style lighting displays on animal themes. These are just a couple of examples. I may post more after Thursday. By the way, if you were standing in front of the bottom display, the fish would appear to leap out of the water on the left and move in an arc until it plunged back in on the right. With a 3.5 second exposure, you see all the stages at once.

WHAT THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS FULL OF:
ice, and quite suddenly. I can see it from my office window. It's gotten down to about 7 F. / -14 C. here lately and, of course, much colder upriver. I'd love to get over to the riverfront and shoot it. In my spare time, of course.


TOMORROW:
a Christmas Eve thought.


4 comments:

Virginia said...

that's an amazing shot with the fish. Mine would have been a big ole blur. We have something similar at our zoo. Zoo Light Safari or something like that. Hey Bob it's TOO COLD to be down on the river with your camera. Stay warm.
V

Jen said...

Nice shots. I have always wanted to go to the lights, but never seem to have enough time this time of year to make it there. The pictures at least partially take me there.

Knoxville Girl said...

Excellent shots. My night lights photos are still blurry, but I like to fool myself into thinking it's my vision, not my cockpit errors (ahem, learning experiences) behind the lens.
Hope you and your lovely wife have a very happy Christmas!

Kris McCracken said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting – yet constantly reworking – this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

You cannot know the pain it causes me to admit that I am a mere mortal (and that the magical elves on my staff have little respect for my authority or their salary packages. Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape and the elves that have shown up for work all seem a little worse for wear, if you catch my drift. All they seem to do is sit around smoking, playing cards and telling dirty jokes! Rudolph is livid.

Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your gingerbread men/women come out smiling.