Pic & Play

On Wednesday the World Bird Sanctuary rescued an injured pelican that had been in hanging aroung the Grand Basin in Forest Park for a few days. Turns out around 250,000 pelicans pass through the St. Louis area every fall and spring. The bird is safely resting at the World Bird...
I took today's Pic & Play photo late in the afternoon yesterday. The sun was at the perfect height in the sky and it had a very warm tone to it. Sunlight like this is fleeting and doesn't stick around very long. I liked the way the sun outlined the buds on the trees by back...
I know it's not Muny season but the next time you go to the Muny make sure you go the ticket window and look up. That is on serious chandelier. The Muny was built in 1917 and took only 49 days to complete. Song: What's Up by 4 Non Blondes
Last year the City Museum opened their doors to photographers to run around and photograph on a day when the City Museum was not open to the public. A opportunity like that does not happen very often and getting shots without people in them while the museum is open is nearly...
On several occasions at Pic & Play we visit the Missouri Botanical Garden and in many of the photos you see that big giant dome like thing. The structure is a "Geodesic" Dome and it houses the Climatron at the Garden. Inside the Climatron as you can see are tropical plants...
Over the holiday break I decided to challenge myself with some water droplet photos. This is another example of macro photography. Photographing water droplets is pretty difficult to do, in this case I set up a boom arm and attached an IV drip above a Pyrex dish that had food...
Wildlife photography from my bathroom window!! Seriously. Even when it's cold outside, I can still find a way to get some nature photos. There are three squirrels that live, I assume, in my neighbors roof and they put on a show for me outside the bathroom window every day. The...
If you're upset you didn't wake up to ice this morning, we have you covered today on Pic & Play. I went to Tower Grove Park yesterday morning before the rain started to do some birding. The birds were tough to find until I came upon the Ruins and Fountain pond which is one...
When you go to the Missouri Botanical Garden and you walk into the Ridgeway Center (the main entrance), look up! That is a Dale Chihuly sculpture piece and it is pretty incredible. It is masive and it's a tangled mess of beautiful blue blown glass. Take a walk through the Garden...