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


56 thoughts on “St. Louis Art Museum at Dusk

  1. It looks fabulous! Robert, I don’t see any mistakes. I love the light in this. I hope you got yourself some sleep. I know how that goes. I’ll be up late working on a post knowing full well I should be sleeping. This museum is a beautiful place. It reminds me of DC.

    • Thank you very much, Amy! I did see one pretty big mistake right before I turned off my computer (and I still need to ‘fix’ it)…
      there were a few lights out (so I airbrushed them in), but two of those (on the far right) I forgot to adjust the brightness they would have cast on the sidewalk. I suspect it will be a fairly easy fix, though (hopefully)!
      It’s nice to hear I’m not the only one who gets kind of sucked-in to what I’m working on – it’s funny how quickly ‘just a few minutes’ tend to turn into hours on me sometimes!

    • Why, thank you, S.E! I probably should have taken this one just a few minutes earlier. I was busy running around checking different angles and the ‘blue-hour’ disappeared pretty quickly on me. I was able to pull a bit more sky color back in Photoshop, but I feel like it could use just a hint more blue still.

  2. Out with the Vampires I see, and do watch
    out for those as you are busy clicking away.
    You have captured the scene perfectly, and
    what a crisp offering, almost liquid gold 🙂

    Have a brilliant start to your Monday SIG 🙂


    • Hahaha… it’s so funny you should mention vampires, Andro – the very same thought had occurred to me as well! I even considered looking for a vampire related quote to go with the post (but time got away from me so quickly that I figured I’d better just post this one quote-less)!
      Many thanks for your kind words, sir! I sincerely appreciate it! As always!

      • I appreciate your incredible artistry as it brightens everyone’s day when you post something, whether it be a photograph or a piece of art that you have been working on for a while, everything that I have seen here is brilliant, and I always say exactly what I mean 🙂

        Have a wicked
        rest of evening SIG 🙂


        • You really are far too kind, sir! If I didn’t already have such an enormous ego this kind of thing might really start to go to my head! But, seriously… thank you very, very much, Andro! Your kindness and generosity always mean a great deal, sir!

    • Thank you very much, Ms. C!
      Pretty cool, isn’t it? I think the original was constructed for the 1904 World’s Fair – as the Palace of Fine Arts. They’ve been finishing up a whole new addition / wing (which is much more ‘contemporary’ looking. I think it is supposed to be open soon – I’m really looking forward to seeing it from the inside (and it will be nice to have more display space for the museum’s collection, too!

  3. Very nice image Robert! Interesting variations in white balance. I spent many, many hours at that art museum over the years, including sledding on the hill! Great memories you jogged for me this morning! Have a great week! Robyn

    • Kind of wild, isn’t it? Believe it or not the as-shot white balance was even more ‘extreme’ – I pulled back / cooled off the yellow light quite a bit (I tried going almost neutral with it, but in the end I kind of liked a bit of variation there… for some reason). Thank you very much, Robyn! I hope you have a good one too!

    • I’m still trying to figure it all out yet… one thing I’ve learned is that a tripod is beyond helpful. Of course I knew that before I started (I’m so shaky I would need one on the face of the sun)! Anyway, I suspect you know quite a bit about this sort of thing already!

      • Well knowing and pulling if off are two different things! 🙂 I do have a small tripod … I guess I should carry it with me in the truck or the bike so I’ll be prepared.

        • But from what I’ve seen you’ve got a handle on both!
          I know a lot of people only need to use a tripod in a few situations, but I almost always use one, if I can. It’s a hassle… but I’m just so shaky (maybe it’s all the caffeine)!

    • Thank you very much, Ms. K!
      And thank you again! I was thinking this layout might be a bit more understated (I kind of like the ‘less-is-more’ approach to all the ‘stuff’ that floats around the images… I think)…

    • Thank you very much, Cristina! I wish I’d have taken this one maybe 5-10 minutes earlier (to capture a bit more color in the sky), but I thought it was still kind of interesting… and it sure was a lot of fun to take – I agree with you!

    • Why, thank you! I probably should have taken this one just 5-10 minutes earlier to get a hint more blue, but all in all, I was kind of happy with it (for a first attempt, anyway).

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