Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love to photograph the beautiful colors of the season. On this page I will review Forest Park in St. Louis through my Fall photography.
When will Fall Colors Peak
It is always difficult to predict when colors will be at their peak and this year was no different. All October I waited and watched for the colors to change. Oh there were glimpses of color here and there but not the outstanding colors that you think of when Autumn arrives. I read that you don't get the really good colors until after the first hard freeze. Well last week we got temperatures down in the 20's several nights so I knew it was time. On November 1st I headed to Forest Park with my husband and some friends and was delighted with the amazing display of colors. The day was clear and crisp and great for capturing the beauty of Fall.
A Favorite Venue for Fall Photography
Forest Park in St. Louis is a venue I have written about before, it is one of my favorite places to visit. Here is a link to more information on Forest Park from one of my previous posts. Forest Park and Jewel Box. In this post I will highlight fall colors around the History Museum, the Art Museum and the Bandstand area by the Muny.
Art Hill and the Art Museum
Our first stop in Forest Park was at the base of Art Hill. This hill extends down from the Art Museum and in the winter it is a favorite place for kids of all ages to sleigh ride down the hill. On this beautiful fall day it was the perfect place to capture a photo of the Art Museum and the bright red trees that were on either side.
This photo was taken when the sun was high in the sky so the glare takes out the details of the building. We decided to head to the History Museum and continue my photography later in the day when the sun was lower in the sky. Here are two photos taken a couple of hours later. The first is a statue of St. Louis which overlooks Art Hill and the scene of the 1904 World's Fair.
My original purpose to go to Forest Park was to take in the display of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs that were on display at the History Museum. This was a wonderful display and we spent a couple of hours enjoying the photos. We had planned to go on a Wednesday but had to cancel. I am so glad we changed it to Friday because first of all Wednesday was a very rainy day and secondly Friday was the perfect day to photograph the changing fall landscape. The photos below are of the museum and one of my cousins leaving the History Museum.
The Camera I used for this Outing
Zazzle Card from my Photos
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