Steve Jacobs  

The St. Louis Arch by Steve Jacobs

June 2020 - The St. Louis Arch

June 2020 - Steve Jacobs


About the Image(s)

I finally got to shoot the St Louis Arch from a closed bridge in the evening. It was supposed to be a partly cloudy evening with a good sunset…. Oh well time to do the best you can with what you are given. It was a good chance to see how my new Z6 would handle it.
Tech Stuff:
Nikon Z6Nikor 24-85MM zoom
8.0 sec

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9 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Having been to St. Louis many times and been up the arch I do envy your your night ti me image. The view is quite stunning and I love the reflections you have in the river.

May I suggest a rather severe crop? I really hate to crop large amounts from an image but I feel you may have a more dramatic image by getting rid of the extra blank areas. However, it is your image and if you like it better with the greater amounts of sky and water then by all means---you are correct is keeping that view. I would be interested in knowing what you think of my crop.   Posted: 06/14/2020 11:30:36
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Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Larry I like the crop. Being from the aera I just see so many close cropped images. I want to show the reflection and more to viewer. I think you still show that and I liked it a lot Can I used it?   Posted: 06/14/2020 15:44:11
Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Please feel free to use as you please. I have no copyright attached to it. :-)   Posted: 06/14/2020 16:14:55

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Very well done. The reflections are beautiful.   Posted: 06/14/2020 14:15:16
Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Deborah Thank you   Posted: 06/14/2020 15:44:34

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
I like the exposure and the reflection in the water. Another cropping to try would be to keep it vertical but delete the tall building on the right. Then also delete a slight bit of the sky at the top.   Posted: 06/18/2020 22:00:18
Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Thanks Kathy, I will try it.   Posted: 06/21/2020 13:47:41

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
Wonderful shot Steve and it sounds as if you simply took advantage of being there at the right time. Cropped or not, both make a good picture. The only thing that my eyes react to is that the line of lights are not horizon level. I understand why, and the building on the right is vertically straight, but my eyes want to change the lights to be horizontally straight too. I realize that would alter the scene, and I'm not even sure it could be done. That is a flaw I have sometimes when looking at images. I sort of like having all that sky above that has different colors and the one faintly seen bird flying.   Posted: 06/23/2020 15:59:51

Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
I like the composition, Steve..the color, reflection, leading lines! I would suggest a small crop from the top down to the lighter blue of the sky! Well done!   Posted: 06/26/2020 19:11:38