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

Spring in St. Louis

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Spring is in full force in St. Louis. The weather is cool but fair, the trees are blooming wantonly and the grass is a lush-hypercolor green. It’s lovely, but I let my eyes go dry because a blink will bring … Continued

You’ll Poke Your Eye Out Kid

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There are a series of billboards around St. Louis for the personal injury attorneys Brown and Brown. Of the two Brown wears an eye patch in the ad – hold on, let me see if I can find it through Google, ah yes, perfect, … Continued

Horses See in Telephoto Panorama

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Katie and I went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens yesterday to shoot some pictures. It’s a lovely garden but I am always reluctant to post MOBOT pictures because everybody loves a flower. It’s easy to take a pretty picture here … Continued

250 Cakes of St. Louis 6

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No. 41 — Location, Lyon Park – United States Arsenal; Artist, Tiara Henderson Today’s cake count brings me to the nifty fifty.I’m going to be light on text because it’s a nice day and I have, essentially, a brand new … Continued

Dr. Horrible I Presume

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Dr. Horrible had an internet-exclusive sing-along blog during the Writers Guild of America Strike back in 2008. His doppelgangers were a presence at the StL Comic Con to celebrate the attendance of Nathan Fillion who, of course, played Captain Hammer in the three-part mini-musical. Although, popular as … Continued

Super Evil Pals

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More attendants of the St. Louis Comic Con. Question: if Batman is supposed to be the darkest of super heroes, why are his nemeses such a jovial bunch? And why is the plural of nemesis nemeses not nemesises?

Sunbursts

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I spent the last hour of daylight today in Tower Grove Park trying to compose a decent picture with a sunburst in it. If you search the web for how to get the effect they all say the same thing … Continued

St. Louis Comic Con

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Oh, all that armor! While this attendant was wearing what looked to be some heavy gear, she was smart and walked around with some family members to help. Her mother was funny about it and said that she now knows … Continued

250 Cakes of St. Louis 5

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No. 31 — Location, National Blues Museum – MX Complex; Artist, Mark Swain This week brings the cake total to 40. As I near the 20 % mark I’m noticing I’m going to have to change up my framing more … Continued