Under the Overlook

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Comments (6)

Lilypon on November 15, 2007

:D Ryan what a wonderful lookout point! :D When I first looked at it I thought it was the ruin of a castle. I still have that sense from it it (must be all the stone). Wonderful colours (sky, leaves and rock)! :D

Cheers, Pam

Ryan Calhoun on November 15, 2007

Thanks Pam! This isn't the castle, it's just an overlook balcony built for the ridge trail. But I had to climb farther out, because it was built too close and trees are growing around and blocking the view.


© Carsten on November 15, 2007

Hi Ryan, it is cool photo. The stones are a good contrast to the blue sky. And the balcony is reaching into the picture. Everything is moving from right to left. Very good.

Greetings from Wuppertal,


BTW I'd been to Missouri for three weeks in 1987 in an school exchange program. The emigrant connection with Germany, but had no chance to take photos that time. So thanks for your pictures from Missouri

May Margrit B. (Swis… on November 15, 2007

Lovely detail, Ryan! The wall and balcony in the wood! Well done!

Greetings, May

Ryan Calhoun on November 15, 2007

Thanks Carsten and May! This little balcony is better to look at than it is to look from, I think. The view up and down the river valley is much more interesting than out across it.

Carsten, I remember in high school there was a girl from Germany who was part of an exchange program. She was there for the whole term. I think her name was Pia, but I could be remembering incorrectly.

Greetings, Ryan

tismon on January 16, 2014

Very nice! I've never thought about climbing down for that shot. I'm going to have to try this soon.

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Photo taken in Castlewood State Park, 1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 14, 2007
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    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2007/10/24 14:58:21
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash