Sunday, January 31, 2010

Falls at Creve Coeur Lake

Falls at Creve Coeur Lake

The Falls at Creve Coeur Lake. Legend has it that a lovelorn Indian girl died of a broken heart here. Her tears created the falls. Creve Coeur means broken heart.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tower on my Favorite House

Tower on my Favorite House

I love this house. Love it.

Daily Shoot #76: Get up close and personal with a building today. Make a photo of an architectural detail. I think I was supposed to pick a little detail and do a close-up. Oh Well :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Jelly Belly Beans

Jelly Belly Beans

Daily Shoot Assignment #75: Sugar, spice, and everything nice. Make a photo of something sweet today.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My New Sheets

My New Flannel Sheets

Tie-dyed sheets. What could possibly be awesomer?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Research Building

Research Building

This is Research Building at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I spent a great deal of time here as an undergraduate and a masters graduate student.

Daily Shoot Assignment #73: Take something common--an object, building, or landscape--and compose an abstract composition with it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sparkly Ribbon in Leaves

Sparkly Ribbon in Leaves

Found in Carondelet Park

Monday, January 25, 2010

Intersecting Lines at Barnes Library

Barnes Library - UMSL

Daily Shoot Assignment #71: Right (90-degree) angles can help define a composition. Make a photograph involving intersecting lines.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weathered Barn

Weathered Barn

Taken at the intersection of MO-94 and F in St. Charles County.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye

I took this picture especially for Fr. Leo! It's my tie-dye t-shirt collection! I'm still looking for a stuffed tie-dye basset hound.

Daily Shoot Assignment #69: We're all collectors of something. Find an interesting way to display and make a photo of a collection today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Eads and McKinley Bridges

The McKinley Bridge and the Eads Bridge. The Eads Bridge has the stone piers.

That's the Mississippi River!

Daily Shoot #68: Let's have some fun on a Friday. Make a photo that goes with the title (or lyrics) of a song. Interpret away!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sleeping Jake

Sleeping Jake

It's Jake!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tree with Water Drops

Tree with dewdrops

Taken this morning while walking Jake in Carondelet Park.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010

Jake's Foot


Jake's foot!

Daily Shoot #65: Make an interesting photo of a mode of transportation today: car, plane, bicycle, subway, or whatever you like!

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18, 2010

Confluence Mosaic

I went to Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area, where the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers happens. There are exploration stations that give information about the wildlife in the area and the importance of the river. These are the mosaics and tiles from those stations.

I like the turtle and the duck the best I think. Or the gecko.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17, 2010

Possum

A possum in Wilmore Park in South St. Louis City.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2010

Softball on Banks of River des Peres

This was taken off the River des Peres greenway/trail in South St. Louis City. The water in the background is the River des Peres. It was a horridly dreary day.

Today's dailyshoot.com assignment, #62, is "One man's trash is another's treasure. Make a photo of something discarded or abandoned today."

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

North America Stained Glass Window

World Stained Glass Window

I went to St. Francis Xavier, the College Church, on the campus of St. Louis University this morning. Today's dailyshoot.com assignment was converging lines. I was stumped as to how I was going to do this being I don't live in Montana where you can see the highway lines converge. Then I saw these stained glass windows in the church. I like how in the world window, the center is Rome. All roads lead to Rome. I also like how St. Louis is marked in the North America window.

I also noticed the theme for the stained glass windows in the church. Jesuits are awesome!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010

Advisers' Frog Collection

I was in my adviser's office this afternoon. This is part of his frog collection. Can you tell he's primarily a biologist? I was going to take pictures of his more interesting specimen collection and his John Deere tractors but my camera freaked out and died. It's alive now.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010

Ice Mound in Carondelet Park with Rainbow

Here's the ice mound in Boathouse Lake in Carondelet Park. It's probably over 8 feet tall as I saw some people standing next to it and it was much taller than them.

I also caught a rainbow caused by the spray of the fountain.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010

Carondelet Park - Horseshoe Lake

It was finally warm enough to take Jake over to Carondelet Park for a walk. You can see the rock bridge that goes across Horseshoe Lake in the background. The little rock house off to the left is a restroom.

Update:
By Popular request:
Carondelet Park - Horseshoe Lake

This is the view from the other side of the Lake. You can see the ducks on the pond. A couple of the ducks are actually geese. The biggest was abandoned in the park last winter.

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010

Teddy Bears

Today's dailyshoot.com assignment was to take a picture of your favorite color. My favorite color is blue, but I also adore rainbows and tie-dye. So here are my teddy bears sitting on my tie-dyed sheets.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010

Reflection of Holy Infant Window

I went to Mass this afternoon at Holy Infants in Ballwin. This is reflection of the big window onto the marble near the altar. You can see a manager, lilies, and a lamb.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9, 2010

Christmas Cards

These are the Christmas cards I received this year. I taped them to my door for a little festiveness. They are coming down today so I thought I'd snap a shot of them.

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

glasses

The assignment over at the daily shoot was glasses. Eh.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010



These my basset Jake's pawprints in the snow.  It's alot harder to take a picture of pawprints in the snow than I thought.  But I think this shot is better than my first attempt.  The snow is deeper, giving more contrast.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6, 2010

Snowflakes Falling

Photo taken from my porch into Carondelet Park. It's snowing!

I tried this challenge as part of daily assignment to photograph a light source. I thought catching the snowflakes would be neat as they fell in front of said light source.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010

Ice Mound at Boathouse Lake

This is Boathouse Lake in Carondelet Park in South St. Louis City. We've had a recent frigid snap. They keep the fountain on for the fish and the waterfowl. That white mound is ice!

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010



Daxter and Ani (the white one), my sister's ferrets, fresh and clean from a bath!  Daxter was named after the character from the Jak & Daxter games for Playstation 2 and PSP

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3, 2010




St. Jude, patron saint of impossible or hopeless causes.  Needless to say, he would be one my go-to saints.  I'm glad the candles came out well.
Taken at Epiphany of Our Lord

Saturday, January 2, 2010

January 2, 2010



This wasn't quite what I had in mind for today's photo, but the opportunity presented itself.  It was  and still is incredibly cold today.  When I was getting out of my car, I noticed the heat radiating from the car was creating shadows on the garage door.

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1, 2010




It snowed a little today.  I thought Jake's footprints in the snow would be an interesting shot. You can sort of see his prints near the red brick wall.  I think I need to work on my technique.