St. Louis Arch by rocamiadesign

102 views, as of 7/5/10.

“The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, is an integral part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the iconic image of St. Louis, Missouri. It was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947. It stands 630 feet (192 m) tall, and is 630 feet (192 m) wide at its base, making it the tallest monument in the United States. Construction of the arch started on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965. The monument opened to the public on July 10, 1967.”
(Taken from the article on wikipedia)

This was taken by the newest artist at Roca Mia Design, my son, James Emerson. He’s normally our network administrator, but we’re training him to take photos. When he went to Tennessee to bring a car back to Montana, we gave him an assignment to get as many photos as possible.

I am entering this in the Internationally Famous Meeting Point of Interest challenge in the International Point of Interest group.

Shutter Speed: 1/813 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 6 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Date Taken: Mar 30, 2010, 10:15:29 AM

4/16/10 – Featured in the DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY group.
4/16/10 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT group.
12/20/10 – Featured in the INTERNATIONAL POINT OF INTEREST Group.


  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    Nice image & very different perspective than what is usually photographed. Tell your son “well done.” Did you go to the top of it? We did years ago & the museum there is quite nice.

  • Thank you! I didn’t know you could go to the top. We’ll have to make time for another trip. I liked the perspective on this too. He took some of the usual shots, but I’d never seen the arch from the viewpoint.

    – rocamiadesign

  • whisperjo
    whisperjoalmost 5 years ago

    Love how the branches seem to caress the Arch. Great shot!

  • Thank you Jo!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    Hey, Great job, James. Looking at the thumbnail, I was thinking…. well something about the Washington Monument.

    unexpected perspective (say that three times fast)

  • Thanks, Kay! I’ll pass that along to him. He’ll be blessed by the nice comments, since he doesn’t see himself as a photographer yet. It does look like the Washington Monument. The only reason I recognized it when he showed me his pictures was that I had specifically asked him to stop in St. Louis at take a picture of the Arch for me. He even called me when he got there to ask what angles I wanted. I told him to take whatever he felt like. Probably why this came out so well. He wasn’t trying to be artistic.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely framing

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture, like the stark baranches against the monument

  • Thank you, Karen!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this image.

  • Thanks Trish!

    – rocamiadesign

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

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