07 December 2011


Silhouette by matneym
Silhouette, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

When I got up this morning it was snowing. Tonight it is clear and cold.

04 December 2011

Old Yellow

Spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Northern Wisconsin at my in-laws. I love going up there as there are so many photo opportunities. I drove by this place and had to come back with my camera. I can only imagine the stories that lay within it's walls.

Via Flickr:
Abandoned house in northern Wisconsin. Explored Nov 25, 2011 #422


19 November 2011


Broken by matneym
Broken, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

Had a fantastic day with some of my fellow members of the Metro East Photography club down in St. Louis. We visited Powell Square, an old brewery then ended up at Union Power north of the MLK bridge. This shot is from the inside the old St. Louis Southwestern Railway Freight Depot.

30 October 2011


Coyote by matneym
Coyote, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

Coming home from a photo drive I spotted this coyote in a field near my home. He was quite wary and took off soon after taking this shot.

26 October 2011

Witchy Woman

Witchy Woman by matneym
Witchy Woman, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

Taken at Witch's Night Out in Lebanon. This is the second year I have attended and it is a lot of fun. I did dress up a little bit this time and I felt more comfortable taking pictures that way. I was part of the crowd and not just an interloper like last time. Can't wait for next year.

Via Flickr:
I love this woman's outfit.

15 October 2011

17 September 2011

08 August 2011

Mt. Hood

Mt Hood by matneym
Mt Hood, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

I had an aisle seat on the flight from Denver to Portland. I was so hoping we'd fly over Mt. Hood and we did. I was also lucky to have an airplane window that was nice and clear. Scenes like this make me really miss my home state. You don't see this in Illinois.

25 July 2011

09 July 2011

Fair St. Louis

Week 27 - Street Photo by matneym
Week 27 - Street Photo, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

This little boy was so fascinated by the Fair st. Louis air show that I had to get his photo. I think I did a good job capturing the moment.

26 June 2011

Got ya!

Got ya! by matneym
Got ya!, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

It was Marine week in St. Louis and they put on a demonstration Saturday in front of the Arch. Just one of many shots that I took of the men in action.


Lightining by matneym
Lightining, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

A hell of a lightning storm rolled through the St. Louis region last night. This is one of the magnificent bolts that I was lucky enough to catch last night. According to the weather forecast I may get a chance to try again tonight.

18 June 2011

Wise Old Owl

Wise Old Owl by matneym
Wise Old Owl, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

Finally made it out to the World Bird Sanctuary. What a fantastic place. Lots of beautiful birds and you can get up close for photos. This is just one of many that I took and can be found at my Flickr site, http://www.flickr.com/matneym

11 June 2011

Got 2P

2P by matneym
2P, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

Saw this sign in Ft. Worth and just had to get a picture.

29 May 2011

28 May 2011

Baby Bunny

Baby Bunny by matneym
Baby Bunny, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

I was looking out the window last night watching the birds eat from the feeder when I saw this little guy hiding in the mums. I grabbed the camera and went outside as quick as possible hoping he would still be there. He was and I was able to get this photo before he took off. He was quite little but looked in good health.

Via Flickr:
This little guy was hiding in the mums by the bird feeder. I just happened to look down and see him. Love the little white spot on his head.

25 May 2011

Baby Alpaca

Baby Alpaca by matneym
Baby Alpaca, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

This little girl was born just a couple of weeks ago.

23 April 2011

22 April 2011

Lightning 22 April 2011 by matneym
Lightning 22 April 2011, a photo by matneym on Flickr.

Some of the lightning storm that blew through from the big storm that hit St. Louis hard. We were lucky that we didn't get hit here in Troy. The clouds were rotating but nothing touched down.

28 March 2011

Death and Decay

Death and Decay by matneym
Death and Decay, a photo by matneym on Flickr.
Finally made it down to the old Armour Meat Packing Plant in what used to be National City. There were 4 vultures circling over head. Who knows what was dead inside. I'd love to explore the place but not on my own.

24 January 2011

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier
Originally uploaded by matneym
Not a usual bird for me to see but I was able to snag this photo as he flew by at high speed.

20 January 2011

Snow Dial

Snow Dial
Originally uploaded by matneym
10 inches of snow last night from a storm that blew through. I think this is the most I've seen hit the ground in this area at one time since we have moved here. Love snow but hate shoveling the driveway.

15 January 2011

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
Originally uploaded by matneym
It was Eagle Days at the Chain of Rocks bridge today. This beautiful bird was available for a photo op courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary.

09 January 2011

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
Originally uploaded by matneym
This beautiful female bald eagle was at the Confluence Tower in Hartford today, courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary. I was within 5 feet of her when I took this. She was magnificent!