David Whitney French Photography | The Gateway to the West

The Gateway to the West

July 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The Gateway Arch, Saint LouisThe Gateway Arch, Saint Louis

So on a recent trip to Saint Louis, I had to get a photo of one of the most famous icons of the mid-west, the Saint Louis Arch. I had one of my favorite cameras, the Olympus OMD-EM5 mark 2, and took this shot with the sun just ready to set in the west. I had to drive to a number of places before I was able to get a view without cranes and other distractions being visible in the photograph. I used some of the filters that were available in Windows 10 Photo program to enhance this image to a degree. 


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Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.



I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!