Day 46 - Easy wind and downy flake by Edward Crim

It did indeed start snowing at 12 noon, just as the weatherman had predicted. I was in the park planning a series of photos of the Grand Basin & Art Museum when the first flakes drifted lazily down, almost as if to say “We’re thinking of snowing, but right now we’re reviewing our options.”

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Day 45 - On the Sunny Side of the Street by Edward Crim

You must have seen and felt it today; the relatively balmy high temperature of 56º F with bright sun, beautiful blue sky and fluffy white clouds floating languidly past. It was a perfect day to go wandering in America’s premier urban park, so I walked the three short blocks from my studio to the Delmar Loop and took the Loop Trolly. The two cars I rode today, number one and number two, are replicas of 1903 model street cars built in the 1990’s, so while they look new

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Day 44 - Jamar in Truckville by Edward Crim

118 total vehicles were parked today along South Skinker Blvd from Oakland Avenue, the south border of the park to Lindell Blvd, the north border of the park. Of these vehicles, 52 were pickup trucks. That’s a lot of pickup trucks! I see them every day as I drive north on Skinker toward Studio 858 where I teach photography classes and do commercial, corporate and portrait photography. Why so many trucks? This is America, my friend, and this is also where the workers

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Day 43 - Sunset on the marsh lands by Edward Crim

The morning did not look promising and I had promises to keep (and miles to go before my sleep). Wife to hospital to have her broken arm fixed, clients coming at 10, 2 & 4, daughter to pick up from school at 5, son’s special college sports signing event at Soccer Park at 6, and somewhere in the midst of all that I needed to rescue the afore mentioned wife from

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Day 42 - Wood ducks and the Muny. by Edward Crim

I have been asked to take a look at what is going on in the Muny, so I strapped on my gear today and marched resolutely to the door of the offices of the nation’s longest running outdoor municipal theater. And I rang the doorbell. And I waited, wondering if I looked slightly ridiculous in my cold weather gear adorned with two cameras and a backpack. At least I didn’t look

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Day 41 - SLAM! by Edward Crim

Can you believe it, the Zoo was closed today!?! A bit of ice covering everything in sight, a few accidents here and there, and people don’t show up for work! What’s wrong with the world today? All those animals and no visitors; it’s a darn shame.

So, I went to the Art Museum instead, which, due to all the ice, opened a few hours late, but at least it was opened. There is a bill in Congress to

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Day 40 - early morning walk before a wedding. by Edward Crim

Today I was to be at the bride’s house at 10 am to photograph the makeup session before the wedding. Before I did that, I needed to put gas into my truck, take a shower, get all my wedding gear together (there is a lot of it) and visit Forest Park for my daily photo walk. The makeup session was quite long, keeping me on my feet for about three and a half hours! But, since the house was warm, the company was good and there were plenty of photo opportunities, I rather e

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Day 39 - Orion in the southern sky. by Edward Crim

Winter’s grip is still unbroken, in spite of a warm spell we had last weekend. My front yard is a sheet of ice, apparently from a water main break in either my yard or my neighbors. It was also an issue at my studio, where I’ve noted for some time that water seeps from under the building and flows down the parking lot entrance to the street. That flow of water was a sheet of ice this morning, about an inch thick in some parts. These midwestern winters

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