Monday, January 31, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011

Mmmm red wine.

Trust me I might just post a lot of pictures this time because I'm a wee bit drunk. It's the red wine. We're about to get the "storm of the century" here and while everyone else ran out to get bread, milk and eggs (the eggs for making baked eggs) I made sure to get red wine. It's vital if you might potentially get shut in the house for days upon end. I;m going to laugh if this ends up being no big deal.

Anyway, before Snowpocalypse 2011 hit, I had a chance to get a few good opportunities to take some pictures.

First my gorgeous friends Robert and Erica asked me to photograph them so they could put some updated pictures into a photo album. Why of course! Even if I sucked majorly that day at taking pictures they probably still would have turned out great because Robert and Erica are such a gorgeous couple.

We had some challenges.
1) It was really cold outside with some snow on the ground.
2) Apparently if you want to take pictures inside of the Grand Hall at Union Station you cannot use a tripod and generally they charge a fee to do photographs. This posed a problem because even though Grand Hall is amazingly beautiful it doesn't have the best lighting. So trying to take pictures without a tripod is very tricky.
3) You can't take pictures in the "mall" part of Union Station at all. I decided we should go there because I know that natural light is abundant at Union Station, even on an overcast day like we had on that Sunday. We got yelled at a few times and then they threatened to have us kicked out so we were able to sneak in a few shots but that's about it.

Here's some of the best of the day. Robert and Erica, you rocked it!

Then this past weekend was the beginning of the annual Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden's. I went last year and this year ended up there on accident after trying to take some pictures to enter into the Pioneer Woman's recent photography assignment. I think my pictures turned out great but sadly, none of them were chosen for her contest. Maybe next time. Take a look at them anyway, I'm pretty proud of them.

It's nice to look at tastes of spring with the impending winter doom on the way. I even managed to walk out of the Climatron with a few mosquito bites.
Oh summer, how I miss you.

See you on the other side of the snowstorm.

1 comment:

  1. Wow I love both your sets of people and flower pictures. You are awesome! I think you should have been in the running for Pioneer Woman's pics.