A View of 2020

2020

2020 started strong with an epic trip to photograph Venice Carnival. I arrived home just as Italy locked down for COVID. With other travels canceled, I focused on local travel in the St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois areas. Later in the year, I was able to take a secluded trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to photograph waterfalls.

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Sunrise Tree
Sunrise Tree

The sun rises behind a lone tree signaling a new day. My first image created after Covid lockdown.

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San Marco
San Marco

Piazza San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore island across the Grand Canal. Venice, Italy

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Venice Sunris
Venice Sunris

Sunrise over the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.

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Rialto Bridge Night
Rialto Bridge Night

Night scene on Grand Canal at the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy

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Jester Carnevale
Jester Carnevale

Costumed jester poses during Carnevale di Venezia.

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Spirals
Spirals

Spiral staircases in Arc de Triomphe in Paris combined to form one image.

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Carnevale di Venezia
Carnevale di Venezia

Models in costume for Carnevale di Venezia pose on San Giorgio Maggiore island with a lighthouse in the background.

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Venice Still Night
Venice Still Night

Still night scene along canal in Venice, Italy.

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Bork Falls
Bork Falls

Bork Falls in the Shawnee National Forest.

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Portrait of a Horse Herd
Portrait of a Horse Herd

Herd of wild horses in Shannon County, Missouri.

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Venice Carnival
Venice Carnival

Sunset from San Giorgio Maggiore island with costumed Carnevale models. Venice, Italy.

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Alone at Carnevale
Alone at Carnevale

Lone model in costume for Carnevale di Venezia sits alongside the Grand Canal with San Marco in the background.

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Elliot Falls
Elliot Falls

Elliot Falls spills into Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Shores Lake Superior
Shores Lake Superior

Elliot Falls spills into Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore overlooking Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Forest Upper Peninsula
Forest Upper Peninsula

Hiking through the autumn forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Louvre Reflections
Louvre Reflections

Playing with reflections at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The day was gray and there were people everywhere. Looking for a unique shot, I began seeing reflections of the museum in the glass pyramid. There's always a shot - you just have to look for it. .

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St. Louis Sunset
St. Louis Sunset

A little sunset behind the St. Louis skyline between storms.

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Lotus
Lotus

Lotus flowers blooming at Horseshoe Lake.

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Lotus Horseshoe Lake
Lotus Horseshoe Lake

Light on a simple lotus leaf. The lines of nature.

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Venus Rising
Venus Rising

Sunrise at Clark Bridge on the Mississippi River. The sun was rising, but the moon and Venus were also rising.

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Under Golden Bridge
Under Golden Bridge

There's a magic time of day under Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois. The sun lights up the otherwise dull concrete. I used a slow shutter speed to smooth the water and emphasize the reflection, elongating the lines.

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Red Pepper
Red Pepper

I went to the farmer's market at Soulard this last weekend. I was planning on doing a bit of street photography - and then I saw these bushels of peppers with the most divine light! I channeled my inner Edward Weston and did a series of pepper images.

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Peppers in Sunlight
Peppers in Sunlight

Bushels of red and yellow peppers bathed in sunlight at a farmer's market. Red pepper among yellow peppers in foreground.

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Under Clark Bridge Night
Under Clark Bridge Night

The foundations of Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois over the Mississippi River. Concrete foundation shows up as minimal outline catching city lights and reflecting into the river.

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Bridge over Mississippi
Bridge over Mississippi

Bridge over the Mississippi River at Chester, Illinois.

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Ice Machine in Winter
Ice Machine in Winter

Frozen puddles in deserted car park reflect a brightly lit ice machine at sunrise.

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Musial Bridge. Mississippi River
Musial Bridge. Mississippi River

Leading line create by shoreline. The shore isn't very nice this time of year, very muddy. But in silhouette, the edge of the water creates a lovely curve. Musial Bridge, Mississippi River. St. Louis

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Musial Bridge Dawn
Musial Bridge Dawn

St. Louis. Sunrise over the Mississippi River.

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Sandy Creek Snow
Sandy Creek Snow

Falling snow at Sandy Creek Covered Bridge. Missouri.

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Landing
Landing

Blue heron skids along the water for a graceful landing. Riverlands in Alton, Illinois

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Laughing Whitefish Falls
Laughing Whitefish Falls

Laughing Whitefish Falls in Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Boat Varanasi
Boat Varanasi

Minimal reprocessing of a boat under repair in the Ganges River in Varanasi India. The city and clutter has been removed to isolate the boat against a foggy background.

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