Red White and Boom… I won!

I was honored to win the 2014 Unity Point Health Methodist Proctor Red, White and Boom Photo contest for the image below.

The grand prize is not a new camera or a trip or even tickets to a concert… just a little bit of money. But it’s not about that.

I want to say thank you to all of the positive comments, likes and shares I received from this contest.

Here is the Facebook notification that I had won the contest!
Here is the Facebook notification that I had won the contest!
Final Image - winner
Final Image – winner

I will be posting a video up showing how I edited the image and the process that it went through. There was a comment on FB that stated the image had been “dr’ed” and was not a natural image… I’m not sure what that even means. However, I can assure anyone that the image, while not straight out of camera, only has basic lightroom adjustments and a bit of “Pro Contrast” by Nik Color Efex Pro 2 applied. So be on the look out for that video.

Again thanks for checking out my page! Be sure to like, share or comment!

More City Museum…

More images from The City Museum in St. Louis, MO. All images taken with Fuji X100 and edited in Lightroom with VSCO and/or Google’s Nik Color Efex Pro 4 software.

City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100
City Museum, St. Louis X100

City Museum – St. Louis, MO

I spent the weekend and early part of the week with my Family in St. Louis, MO. My wife had been suggesting we visit a place called the City Museum. Of course I had never herd of it, but she insisted I would enjoy it. As soon as I saw the School Bus hanging off the side of the building I new I would!

I didn’t get my camera out for many pictures mainly because I was busy climbing and crawling around the building’s thousands of “features.” We spent about 4 hours there and most likely could have spent another 8. If you have a chance to visit, be ready to do some crawling, climbing, sliding and jumping!

Here are 4 images taken with my Fuji X100:

City Museum, St. Louis, MO
City Museum, St. Louis, MO Fuji X100
City Museum, St. Louis, MO
City Museum, St. Louis, MO  Fuji x100
City Museum, St. Louis, MO
City Museum, St. Louis, MO Fuji x100
City Museum, St. Louis, MO
City Museum, St. Louis, MO Fuji X100