Tag Archives: Vista

The Snowy Neighborhood

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Last week our neighborhood was left with a  blanket of  snow.

Dan O. De Ment

 

Illinois River Valley on a cold Winter’s Day

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I shot this image a good many years ago from a Grandview Drive overlook in Peoria Heights, Illinois.  Many of you know this area well – many do not.  Grandview Drive snakes its way for a few miles above the valley floor and the scenery is always worth an image.  You can see for miles standing anywhere along the route of the Drive.  Even having lived less than a mile from this vantage point most of my life I never tire of the vista and the beauty.

Dan O. De Ment

Illinois River Valley 2013 Enhanced

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A few weeks ago I loaded this image.  Yesterday I discovered an editing program called, “Aviary,” (it’s free) and was astounded at its strength.  My original post didn’t even show the grass in the lower left hand corner…let alone its color.  It sharpened the picture and allowed me to bring forth greater color and tone.  For my friends, this editing program is for phones and tablets.  “I am not being paid to push this program!”

Dan O. De Ment

Illinois River Valley from Grandview Drive Overlook

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This is just one of four images I took yesterday from the Grandview Drive Overlook in Peoria Heights, Illinois.  I took the shots about noon, not a recommended time for light of course, but I wanted a hazy, distant look up the river valley.

The river snakes its way up the valley mile after mile and from this image, an illusion of sorts, you’d think the woodland runs right up to the river.  There is actually a road beyond the tree line and even homes across the road. There are some areas along the valley where the river does run right up to where it is so close to the river road nothing could be built.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky when I took this so I reduced the sky view to what you see here.

Dan O. De Ment

View of Downtown Peoria from East Peoria side of Illinois River

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This view of Peoriawas taken from the East Peoria side of the Illinois River – from an overlook named Fondulac Drive.  I shot this image during the summer of 2014 at around noon that day.

©Dan O. De Ment 2014