St. Louis Art Museum at Dusk

Yikes! It’s past time to post something… that’s what happens when I start working at dusk.  It probably also means I’ll be fixing all kinds of mistakes tomorrow. If I’m awake.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Suspension Bloom

Suspension Bloom © Robert Jay Matejcek

I couldn’t find the name of this pedestrian / suspension bridge… it’s located near ‘Picnic Island’ in Forest Park, though. And it’s quite bouncy in parts.

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

St. Louis Grunge (in red)

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It’s been almost a year since I posted a more neutral version of the above, so I figured I’d share this colorful edition today (and, if my computer remains unconscious, you might see a yellow version sooner than later, too). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Trinity: “Déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.”

- Carrie-Anne Moss – The Matrix

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Gateway Arch

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Here’s an old shot of ‘The Gateway to the West‘ I’ve re-edited. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Cameron Tucker: “Sidenote: We’re very good friends with a couple named Lewis and Clark. Clark bought a big, sparkly belt in New Orleans that he calls his Louisiana Purchase.”

- Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Nickel Plate Road No. 170

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More train bits! Details below for fellow rail enthusiasts like Martin.

Dr. John Watson: “Did you just kill my new wife?!”

Sherlock Holmes: “Of course not!”

Dr. John Watson: “How can you say that, when you just threw her off a train?!”

Sherlock Holmes: “As I said, I timed it perfectly!”

Jude Law & Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

The following Information is from The Museum of Transportation, St. Louis:

‘# 170 - New York, Chicago & St. Louis (Nickel Plate Road) 1927 – Built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), this 4-6-4 “Hudson” type locomotive was originally used in heavy passenger service until 1947 when the Nickel Plate Road converted to diesels. It went to light freight and passenger service. Altogether this locomotive traveled over 2,000,000 miles which is the equivalent to 80 trips around the world. It weighs 536,000 pounds, has 74 inch drive wheels, 25 x 26 inch cylinders and has a tractive effort of 42,000 pounds. The smoke deflectors on the front along the smokebox, often called “elephant ears”, lift the smoke over the cab and out of the faces of the crew. Donated in 1957 by the Nickel Plate Road.’

Stairs – Fort Belle Fontaine (faux wet plate collodion)

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A fake ambrotype of stairs at Fort Belle Fontaine. I wanted to grab a few photos of the cannon too, but it must have fallen into enemy hands, because it was… totally… not… there.

Capt. Jack Aubrey: “Right. Starboard battery, FIRE!”

2nd Lt. William Mowett: “One minute and ten seconds!”

Capt. Jack Aubrey: “Well done, lads. Extra ration of grog for all of you!”

Crew: “Huzzah!”

Russell Crowe & Edward Woodall – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

A Little Hole in the Wall

This doorway is built into the side of a ‘tunnel’ in/under the Eads Bridge, downtown STL. Kinda interesting. I wish I wasn’t so shaky, though (as you can see the following conversation didn’t work out very well for me).

Me: “Sooooo… do you… come here… often?!”

Tripod: *sighs & rolls eyes* “Puhleeeze.”

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified