365 Project Week 10: Photos from Around St. Louis

This is a week spent all at home. And you can really see the different kind of stuff I can get myself into! St. Louis will be getting more diverse coverage too since the days are getting longer!

A Serious Majorette — 67 / 365

airway center neon majorette

I still remember the first time I drove past this sign at night…. I was really impressed with the neon. Last night I realized it was another day that got away from me without getting a photo I wanted to share. (I had some ho hum shots but who wants to share ho hum?) So as I left the gym I decided to go shoot this sign. I’m thinking I’ll be back to do it again and to play with the settings more to see what I can do differently.

Last night the biggest challenge was just getting all the neon on the majorette to light up since her leg blinks. Will put my tripod in the trunk today so its ready for me to play next time.

Relaxing Shower — 68 / 365

 refreshing shower
Decided to play with shutter speed today and shot water out of the showerhead. I like the detail I was able to capture at 1/4000. I held a black backing up as I shot to make the contrast strong enough to really separate the droplets from the background.

Afternoon Delight — 69 / 365

Robin is ready for spring

It’s been a really rainy weekend, something that is really overdue around here. Throughout the day I took various shots — raindrops on puddles, droplets on the tangled willow branches and more, but the afternoon sun was so perfect that it caught my eye in the midst of some chores and demanded I grab my camera.

Then, as if on cue, as I looked for the perfect subject bathed in this perfect light, a robin landed on a well-lit branch. With the colors of the leaves, the bird could have easily blended away if it hadn’t been for the delightful lighting that made it pop! Love the bright yellow beak and the white around the eye.

Kickin Dinner Old School — 70 / 365

 Drive-through dinner tonight
Tonight after working out I was lazy and stopped to get fast food for dinner. Don’t do it that often but sure used to! With that in mind, I snapped a photo and aged it some :)

Feelin Fresh — 71 / 365

 a fresh cut at Shawn Williams Salon
I love the feeling of a fresh haircut! Yesterday as Shawn was giving me a good trim, I took a few photos…. He knew I was doing it. Even said to make sure he looked good (and thin). In every photo though he was focused on the job at hand. Loved the motion in this shot.

Bon Jovi — 72 / 365

 Bon Jovi Live at ScottTrade in St. Louis

Fun concert tonight so I snapped a photo there. Used my point and shoot so I played around a bit, it has a night portrait mode that worked perfectly!

Did run it through snap seed for a bit of dramatic flair.

The Positive Side of Daylight Savings — 73 / 365

 The benefit of daylight savings time

I am not a morning person so the first of the week was hard on me in the mornings but I have to say, that the evenings have been nice. I have been about to leave the office, even after going to the gym and see the sun.

This is a shot from our campus showing the sunset’s reflection in the windows.

Do you have a favorite this week?

I’m not sure which is really my favorite…. I like a few of them for different reasons. But I’d love to know which photos grab your attention and why.

Other 365 Project Posts

You can see my other 365 project posts here on the blog or you can connect through my account at 365project.org/JPlovesCOTTON or in this album on Google +. When I started this a few others decided to as well. Here are a couple who continue to post their 365 project photos:
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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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7 Responses to 365 Project Week 10: Photos from Around St. Louis

  1. bocafrau March 17, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Hi Janice. Great shots again this week. Love the shower head one… pretty cool. So jealous you got to see Bon Jovi. Sorry I haven’t been by more often, been a bit crazy and I haven’t gotten too much blog reading done!

    • Janice Person March 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

      Thanks Suzi! I have to say I totally understand! I have really been pushed for time recently too. Always good to see you and appreciate the kind words. I liked the shower head shot too… seemed pretty interesting … then next thing I knew I was holding up black plastic to get the background just right… sure I looked like a goof! LOL! Bon Jovi was a great show! Some much singing along!

  2. Robyn March 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Hey JP!

    The B&W Shower pict is very cool!

    J is always the first to see the firt “Robyn” of spring. Between the wind and cold we haven’t seen many birds. We had two really nice days last week and the geese and ducks were out.

    Oh, how a cut (or trim) and getting your eye brows done can cheer a girl up. I have an appointment the end of next week.

    Bon Jovie … <3 … lucky girl you are!

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

    • Janice Person March 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

      The first Robyn of spring. LOL! Hopefully we actually get spring started here in the next day or two! Good luck in your neck of the woods!

  3. Kathy March 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    All of these are pretty cool, but the haircut is by far the best! Such contrasting expressions – fabulous! :O)

    • Janice Person March 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

      He is so serious about getting it just perfect isn’t he?!?! And I’m just as carefree as can be! LOL!

  4. Abi April 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    You saw Bon Jovi, I saw them a few years back, love them still. Great photos all round!

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