Site Under Construction

Well now, www.pluckandlights.com is being raised up from www.pluckandlights.blogspot.com. This may take some time while I figure out the platform and finish some professional obligations. READ MORE

City Garden Fountain

It’s the beginning of Katie’s last week in St. Louis. On Friday we had a farewell dinner with her coworkers and last night we held a dinner party with friends. As per usual,... READ MORE

HDR ME ASAP

Where has Pluck and Lights been? Is she dead? Asleep, maybe, but not dead. This blog was originally conceived as a ‘daily photo’ blog. In that regard it’s become a failure over the... READ MORE

Catching Up

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I just noticed that the blog has just reached as many unique page views as its parent blog, A Day in St. Louis. It has only taken me four times as long to reach that number since changing the name to … Continued

Just Because

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Apparently my niece walks now. This video was shot of her at an Easter egg hunt a week ago. I have no idea why her parents thought Devil horns were appropriate for an Easter egg hunt — they do listen … Continued

Nude

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I asked Katie a few weeks ago if I could join a nude-model photography group. Her response was “Nudie pics!” which I assumed meant consent. My rationale was I thought it would be an interesting way to learn portraiture. After … Continued

Eades Bridge

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I was looking through my archives and came across this photo. I took this one last year on the Fourth of July off the Eades Bridge looking down at the crowd exiting the Arch grounds after the fireworks display. I … Continued

Sheep Go To Heaven, Goats Go To…

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Ugh, another long-winded and serious blog post drafted and dumped into the trash. This one discussed religion and why I am agnostic. The whole reason for the topic was so that I could eventually say “whoever wrote Mathew 25:31-46 obviously … Continued

Feeling a Bit Gassy

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Next to the Grand Street MetroLink station is an Airgas stockpile of high-pressure gas cylinders. Because of the pressure, each cylinder has a tremendous amount of stored energy — enough to make them a missile should they develop a sudden … Continued

Happy Easter!

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This post has been hard for me to write. The subject is a gif of Takeshi Murata’s Melter 2 which will be projected nightly on the side of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis through April 27th. It’s trippy, and today is … Continued

Sweet Ride Man

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I spent last Saturday cycling around town taking cake photos. The day began cool but I expected it to get warmer so I left the house with no inclement weather gear. I also figured that I would eventually warm up … Continued

I Squish Your Head

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I have always wondered what it would be like to work in demolition. I bet it would be satisfying  to look at your work at the end of the day and know you made a dent.  Well, maybe – the former Forest Park … Continued