Photographer's Note

As seen on the Arch grounds on July 4, 2009, a little after 8pm.

I was sitting on a bench watching the crowd and snapping an occasional photo, I noticed this child watching me. I thought it was a girl, but that's what I get for thinking - this is a boy, as I was corrected by his aunt, a lady with a big thirst for lemonade.

Anyway, he watched me but if I pointed the camera in his direction he would duck and his aunt and big sister would also hide their faces if they thought they were getting in the shot.

I love the Sigma super-wide for this. You can point it one direction and it gets everything 102 degrees wide. For this one, however, I was allowed to shoot everyone with their permission, after a certain amount of schmoozing.

There is such a mixture of folks at the Independence Day celebration under the Arch in St. Louis every year. I think the people were more fun than the fireworks on this night. That's true independence!

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Additional Photos by Reed Radcliffe (rlrad) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 18 N: 393] (1845)
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