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

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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

Monumental Retaining Wall

A somewhat non-typical view of the Gateway Arch. Kinda fun. All in all.

– all in all it was…

– just a brick in the wall…

– all in all it was…

– all just bricks in the wall…

– Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

St. Louis Grunge

I made some wildly colorful versions of the above vector drawing, but… eh. You can scroll down a bit for color. Also, I took serious liberties here, including a fairly impressive civil engineering project – moving the Mississippi River – because that’s how I roll float.

Alright already, we’ll all float on…
No don’t you worry… We’ll all float on...
Alright, already… We’ll all float on...
Alright, don’t worry… We’ll all float on…

– Float On – Modest Mouse

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

Gateway

This is what happens when you set your camera directly on a large metallic landmark and frantically jab at the shutter release button.

Oops I did it again… I posted an arch…

My red vinyl’s all in the wash… Oh what a shame… Oh, baby, baby…

(wasn’t that a Britney Spears song?)

Original Gateway Arch post here…

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

North Basin (infrared)

Hey, hey, it must be infrared day!

Since the fridge is currently based in St. Louis it was only a matter of time before I got around to posting an arch photo or two (it is the ‘portal to adventure’, after all).

AND my wedding ring is laying around there somewhere. Or was, anyway. I had read infrared film is most sensitive to photosynthesis in the spring and fall – here’s the math:

cold weather + boney fingers + limited attention span = OOPS! If anyone spots something shiny in this photo (besides, you know, a giant metallic monument) please let me know.

About this image: scanned sepia toned print made from 35mm Kodak High Speed Infrared film – lightly manipulated