Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Meramec river

So this past weekend I got the chance to go take as many pictures as possible in Emmenegger Nature Park before my camera battery ran out. I had unfortunately forgotten recharge my backup battery prior to going out.Anyway, this picture turned out this one was one of my favorites.

I was just walking along the edge of the Meramec while the sun was reflecting off the river. I think that’s what really makes the picture, at least to me. It was also nice just getting outside to take some pictures.

Meramec

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Photography & kids

So last night I went to hear Missouri Department of Conservation photographer Noppadol Paothong speak at Powder Valley Nature Center. I not only learned a few things about nature photography, it also reiterated once again, that one of the best things I did for my kids was take them to several of the parks around town.

Towards the end of his talk, he talked about how he took his daughter out on one of his adventures and that he realized how lucky she was to see nature in all it’s beauty. It made me realize my kids were too.

The event was called “MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong to add encore presentation Feb 20 at Powder Valley Nature Center“. The best thing is, he’s speaking again tonight and I can definitely say, it was well worth the time.

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Photography

With all the turmoil going on in my life recently, what with me soon to lose my day job due to budget cuts and then my body decides this is too stressful and figures I need to catch a cold, I must say photography has definitely been something to help me de-stress.

So hopefully, sooner rather than late, I’m looking to upgrade this website and perhaps sell a few of my photos. Now obviously I’m not looking to make much money here but really that’s not the point.

With a little luck, maybe it become something I can continue to do and even expand on. Meanwhile, my search for a new job continues as does my writing and photography of nature, so stay tuned!

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Photography

So for the last few weeks, I’ve started going out to the parks I use to take my kids to when they were younger and have been taking pictures. Now while I’m far from being a professional, It’s become something I really enjoy.

While my dad’s been gone for going on twenty-five plus years, it’s something that when I was younger, we both enjoyed and so now I find myself coming back to. I’ve found it very peaceful to go out in the woods by myself, getting a little exercise while looking for that elusive perfect picture.

Just the other day, I finally created a tab where I will begin to post some of my favorite shots. While the vast majority will come from parks here in St. Louis, I will also include a few from up north near our family cabin in Minnesota and possibly some from other places I may visit from time to time.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have taking them. I know some of them might be out of focus in the beginning but I finally got around to getting some new glasses the other day, so hopefully that will help take care of that issue.

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Parks

So it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted. That’s mostly in large part just because of  work and life, not necessarily in that order. That said, the other thing I’ve been able to do is go out on my own and take pictures, all in some of the local parks where I live.

So tonight’s article is about someone else, also from St. Louis, whose doing that though on a much bigger level. The article is entitled “St. Louis man on a mission to visit all 419 national parks will finish at Arch.

While I doubt I’ll ever get the chance to go to all 419 national parks, I’ll at least continue to visit those here in the area and perhaps some in northern Minnesota, where our family cabin is.

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Bee whisperer

So this is an article I came across tonight about a gentleman known as a bee whisperer and since bees have been a topic of mine lately, it made sense to post this article. I will say, with all my interest in photography the past few months, one of my favorite subjects has been bees. One of my favorite pictures of a honeybee is this one I took a couple of summers ago, before I really got into using my new camera.

Bee2

I think I may have actually posted this picture before. Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Behold the bare-handed bee whisperer who is saving the honeybeesby over at Treehugger. I still love that picture.

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Photography

So now that I’ve had my camera for a couple of years now, I’ve finally begun to take pictures and mostly pictures of nature during our family vacations to Minnesota. With that said, I wanted to blog about this article tonight in part because this gentleman also takes picture of nature but also for another one that is close to my heart.

The young man in this article entitled “22-year-old defies the odds with his wildlife photography” by Jacqueline Gulledge over at the Mother Nature Network has Down Syndrome. Now while no one in my family has Down Syndrome, my oldest son is autistic. So it’s a story that in some ways, I hope happens to my son, that he finds what he truly loves to do.

In a way, it also let’s me know, I need to keep on helping him to find that too. Fortunately, I know what he loves, hopefully I can help him make it happen.

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