Snowy shades of gray

March 27, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More

St. Louis had a late-March snow yesterday, leading to some grumbling about the interruption of the long-anticipated Spring. But this was a wind-blown sticky snow that gave rise to some extraordinary photo opportunities. Many of these photos were color photos that looked as if they were taken with black and white film. For instance, this photo of a side entrance to the St. Louis Zoo.

My favorite photo, however was taken by my 10-year old daughter Charlotte, who gave me permission to post it here.  This is a completely unretouched photo of a statute in Forest Park.  It had a startling 2-D look, especially in this photo (click to enlarge):

Photo by Charlotte Vieth


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jim Razinha says:

    Nice. Thanks. And to think I was complaining about the heat just yesterday! (It's a wee bit chillier here today…sans snow.)

  2. Pete Vander Meulen says:

    Your daughter's photo is cool (and cold!). I keep coming back to it to do a "quick take" to see if my eyes catch the dimensions differently. Nope. It's as if she took an old, old….old box camera, slid open the shutter for a few seconds, then put the film in the darkroom. Nice.

  3. Tim Hogan says:

    Erich, there a link on the Post website for you to froward the photos to and they'll publish them but, watch out for your daughter's amateur photographer status!

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