52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

1. At A Distance


I have only ever seen the St. Louis Gateway Arch at a distance until recently. This time I was able to see it right up close! Even standing right next to it the observation area still seemed rather far away. It really was much taller than I expected it to be…

from a distance


Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

14 thoughts on “1. At A Distance

  1. Wow, it looks different close up. Great shot

  2. Really nice shot! Did you go inside and up to the top? Most disturbing experience I have ever had, the “elevator” ride up is one I will never repeat!

    • I did not go up to the top! I have never had someone tell me it was fun. lol I only was able to spend about 15 minutes there. As soon as I disappeared over the top of the stairs my husband came after me…. lol He knew I’d wander away quickly! I tend to get a bit lost in my photography…

  3. I like the perspective on this.

  4. Quite a view from the top. Did that back in ’74

  5. This is awesome! I’d never seen it up close either… I would never had dreamed that’s what it looked like!!

  6. I did go to the top of the arch. It was quite a while back, and at night, but it was quite nice seeing across the river into East St. Louis.

  7. Just had a look at the whole arch online. It is impressive. I like the perspective you have captured.

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