Each Friday I will be posting one of my photographs (Available on my etsy page) and just telling you a little more about the photo and the story behind it. I see so many beautiful pictures taken by photographers, and I always wonder about the story behind the picture. Now, I understand sometimes a picture is a picture (like a picture of a flower) but most photos have some sort of story to them, and I wanted to go into detail with that on Photo Friday.
This weeks photo is of the Eads Bridge in St Louis, MO..
A little history on the Eads bridge, It is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois.. The bridge was built in 1874 and is a well known and loved historic landmark.
I had decided the day before to wake up early and leave my house to arrive in St Louis before sunrise (St Louis is about 30 min drive from my home). I wanted to get some great shots of the arch, Eads bridge, the art museum etc. It was a cold day in February, but I really lucked out with the weather. It was sunny and crystal blue skies.
I knew nothing about the Eads bridge, but when I arrived at the arch, I noticed the bridge and just had to take pictures. I am so obsessed with history, and anything that is old. When I took the photograph of the bridge and looked at my display. I saw a photo not taken from 2010, but one taken with an old camera back in the 30’s. It was amazing how without any retouching or editing, this bridge was immaculate and so rustic looking. Its so nice to see that some parts of our countries history still stands tall and proud today, and this photograph of the Eads bridge is my tribute to that.
*Note* I later added some Photoshop effects to give this photograph a truly rustic, vintage feel. It is available at my Etsy shop in a variety of sizes. If you need any custom prints, feel free to email me!
I am SO inspired by this website and its creator. The site is filled with amazing, creative (And free) tutorials for the most unique and fun crafts. I am so excited to make my trip to the craft store tonight and pick up supplies so I can get started on a few of the tutorials from her site.
I am also super inspired by the creator of the site, she is a mom and a successful business woman. She has created her own clothing and pattern business, and her blog is so amazing. She is doing exactly what I have alrways dreamed of doing, and its awesome to find that theres people out there living their dream and it encourages me to go after mine as well.
Below is the link to her awesome site…she also has a clothing store with the CUTEST little girl clothes I have ever seen…maybe one day she will start making clothes for little boys too hehe….
Another busy weekend for me! Not only is it fathers day (and my husbands first fathers day), its also my dads birthday on Saturday. In between juggling time with my husbands family and mine, I also have my first real paid photography gig!
Its for the Chevy Camaro Drive away event. Its an event held in St Louis that honors little leaguers by presenting them with awards and then driving them in a camaro to the Cardinals game at Busch Stadium. Oh, did I mentioned they also get a police escort on the way there? Pretty sweet deal J I will be photographing the event, so I am beyond thrilled to finally be working and getting paid to do what I love! I will post lots of pics on Monday so you can see how it went.
Hope everyone has a wonderful fathers day, make sure you take time to let your daddy’s or hubbys know what amazing fathers they are and how much you love and appreciate them. Have a great weekend!