Pic & Play

I made my annual trip up to Alton last week to try and find some eagles to photograph. I did not have much luck in the eagle department but West Alton and Alton are great places to bird watch. I spent most of my time on the West Alton side in the Riverlands Migratory Bird...
Have you ever heard of a "Ghost Light"? The ghost light is a light that burns on the stage of theaters when they would otherwise be dark. The practical use of a ghost light is mainly for safety. A ghost light enables one to navigate the theater and avoid accidents such as...
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...