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Visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery

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Visiting Bellefontaine Cemetery

On a beautiful Sunday, just before spring, we explored the Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries in North St. Louis City. 

The family plots are wonderful. Generations all buried together, allowing one to remember an entire family in one place. The mausoleum above has was started in the 1800's with family graves outside as recent at 2000's.

The most intriguing grave I found is actually in Calvary Cemetery located just to the north of Bellefontaine. It is where Dred Scott is buried, originally in an unmarked grave. It was not until the 100 anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision, when he received a tombstone. Comparing it to that of Henry Blow, the man who manumitted the Scott along with his wife & daughters on May 26, 1857. 

There are many other fascinating tombstones. Some because who they represent, others just for their artistry. 

The mausoleums are also impressive. Of course in St. Louis, a few of the names are known for their beer.

More images from the day are in my Bellefontaine Cemetery gallery.

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Marchal Family

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Marchal Family

There is nothing quite as fun as photographing a fun, beautiful family. 

Thanks Jennie and Matt!  [Full Gallery]

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Heman Park Water

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Heman Park Water

While Mia and Ella were exploring the small trickle of water that is River des Peres in Heman Park, I decided to entertain myself and see if I could get any  interesting images. By changing from the typical perspective, I think a few of the images I made are worthy of sharing. 

A few more images from the day are in my Heman Park Water gallery.

Here is a full view of the scene.


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Color vs Black & White in the Loop

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Color vs Black & White in the Loop

So many street photography black and white. Today I decided to compare the color images to the same as a black and white ones.

I honestly don't know which I prefer. At times I like the colors and at times the simplicity of black and white is more interesting.

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