Saturday, August 07, 2010

Our Fair City - Downtown Springfield on an August Night

This is a shot of Downtown Springfield from Mill Street on a hot August evening. Teresa and I had an enjoyable evening exploring the sites along Mill and Water Streets.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Stockton State Park Marina - Near Stockton, Missouri

A very quiet Friday afternoon at Stockton Lake. Stockton is well known for its' sailboats, but it appears most of them are tied up waiting for their owners to show up for the weekend.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Drury University's Stone Chapel

Three views of Drury's Stone Chapel. Teresa was on her quest for scavenger hunt entries for this months camera club meeting and I was just taking pictures. It was fun to finally just take pictures. I have been leading field trips this year for the camera club and have spent a lot of time taking care of details of the trips rather than taking pictures.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Riverdale on the Finley River, South of Nixa, Missouri

Before Tonal Contrast

With Tonal Contrast

This is old mill site I call Riverdale on the Finley River south of Nixa. I had a blogging friend, Cris, who told me about this after I posted photos on Linden Lure. Two years later I went to find it!

The only problem with this spot is it is virtually inaccessible with no parking and no trespassing signs every where. Still it gave me a very "Ozarks" shot. I shot this from the road after parking in a no parking spot! :)

I played with high tonal contrast on this one. Let me know what you think.

Okay, Mark and Clayton, I have added the original picture just before the tonal conversion so you can see what it looked like prior to the conversion.

Prairie State Park - Liberal, Missouri

There is something very lonely about this picture. Teresa and I were at one of the trail stops and this UPS truck went by heading toward park headquarters. Reminds me a little of the movie Castaway, wrong company of course, but it still reminds me of it.