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Kiener Plaza

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 May 2014 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

View looking east through Kiener Plaza and toward the Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis. Named in honor of Harry J. Kiener who was born in St. Louis on February 27, 1881. He was an amateur boxer, wrestler and swimmer, but he is most noted for his position on the U.S. track team at the Olympics held in St. Louis in 1904 during the World's Fair.

Photo captured May 4, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 100 37 mm (35mm equiv.)

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yo from Ile de France, France

Très beau point de vue ! Je préfère cette version.
Bonne journée Steven !

30 May 2014 7:49am

claudie from le havre, France

Une beau plan de ce monument !!!!!!!!joli fond bleu.

30 May 2014 8:34am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

A well-centered perspective. Good job.

30 May 2014 12:21pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent point of view.

30 May 2014 12:48pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

One thing I never really respected about yesterdays photo was the removal of the arch,
and that was a great move to do there. I spent a lot of time going between yesterdays
photo and that of today, marvelling at your colored pencil look from yesterday and how
it enhances the grandeur of the architecture and that of todays how it enhances the
water and lush greenery and less so the building. There is that nice push to an age
where the same scene as yesterday gives an ancient feel which you do not get with
today's camera no matter how hard one tries it seems. Your colored pencil I really like,
and this version puts me in todays day and age, I just love both, sometimes the pencil
more, especially in other buildings that you have done. As always the very fine photography
you strive for comes through, and we are left with wondrous views, as we tourist our way
through your photos, always as good as a postcard image.

30 May 2014 12:54pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you for the wonderful comment, Phil! But in yesterday's photo, the Arch wasn't removed. In that shot I was in between the Arch and the Old Capitol Building, so the Arch was behind me to the east. In yesterday's shot I was looking west. In today's shot, I'm looking east. :-)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition !

30 May 2014 2:09pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Excellent frame ! I like it !

30 May 2014 2:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like how you combined these elements in this composition. Very well done.

30 May 2014 3:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful - I love the light and the feeling of symmetry

30 May 2014 4:56pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

As always, a wonderful image in terms of composition, colors, and level of detail. Gorgeous.

30 May 2014 5:20pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

superb architecture in an excellent composition...

30 May 2014 5:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. Great POV. Gorgeous colours and architecture. :)

30 May 2014 6:03pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful urban image! I like the light! and POV. Best regards, Adela

30 May 2014 9:03pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I, like Phil, went back, forth, back, forth ... and finally realized you moved. Phil spelled it out very well and we see so much in each image. If I had to choose, I'd lean toward yesterday's pencil version.

30 May 2014 9:13pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Special place. I like yesterday's image more than this real one.

30 May 2014 9:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful image! The architecture is grand. I really like how the courthouse building is framed by the arch!

30 May 2014 10:30pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of the nice-looking structure. Your view point from the plaza is so nice. Thanks for telling us the interesting history. Have a nice weekend, Steven. :)

31 May 2014 1:49am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like that symmetry. Nicely shot.

31 May 2014 2:05am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

A picture-postcard view with perfect symmetry and excellent perspective control, color and detail. Bravo!

31 May 2014 2:41am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avc la fontaine l'arche et la coupole c'est merveilleux sueprbe iamge.
Amitié

31 May 2014 3:14am

Langevine from Angers, France

intéressant cadrage

31 May 2014 7:21am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe.... une excellente composition remplie d'une belle lumière.)

31 May 2014 10:40am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful photo and a great tribute to this athlete! Great history!

31 May 2014 8:01pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooow!
very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors & lighting!
A M A Z I N G !

31 May 2014 9:05pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

that is fantastic and beautiful too, Steven!

31 May 2014 9:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image with this impeccable composition.

31 May 2014 10:35pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful view and beautiful architecture, nicely framed. A really nice place for HYATT Hotel!!. Have a nice Sunday.

31 May 2014 10:50pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

Niceplace! All photos of thos place were lovely!

1 Jun 2014 9:01am