Reflection in St. Louis with an iPhone

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I shot this photo during a business trip to St. Louis a few years ago. As is my usual practice during such journeys, I rose early and took a walking tour of the surrounding area with my Nikon and iPhone in tow, for me, a great way to start the day.

It was my first trip to St. Louis and I had to see the famous Gateway Arch so I walked from my hotel at St. Louis Union Station all the way down to the river where the Arch is located.

It was early in the morning and the streets were pretty empty. The dawn light made it a good time for photography.

I took this photo with my iPhone 4. I always look for reflections in water and in windows. I was thrilled to see this mosaic which included the Arch and St. Louis City Hall. The buildings were reflected in a fountain pond where the water had not been turned on yet.

Below is an image of the Arch also taken with my iPhone. iPhones are incredible cameras. I am constantly amazed the high quality of photos the iPhone can render.

Speaking of Apple, the commercial Apple released a few months ago which I believe is titled “Photos Every Day,” is not only one of the most incredible commercials I have ever seen, but I think in 60 seconds, it defines perfectly like no one ever has why people love taking pictures and why photography is the most important and influential medium on the planet.

If you have not seen this piece, or would like to view it again, here is the commercial’s YouTube link. It always puts a smile on my face and it is also very inspirational.

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