Tag Archives: Vista

I haven’t run off

Howdy:  Sorry I haven’t posted a while.  You’d think someone who loves photograpy would have something new to offer.  Well, I actually posted the same image of our cat, Ming, twice, athough under different titles.  How odd is that?  Do you think I’m losing it?   I can’t believe I did it …  I did and it’s done.

Anyway, I will be out and shooting new images during the upcoming fall presentation.  We have some beautiful fall scenery in Central Illinois and I’ll be bringing it to you as ususal.

Thanks for being continuing followers of, Elm Drive Images.

Dan O. De Ment 😆

The Snowy Neighborhood


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

Dan O. De Ment


Illinois River Valley on a cold Winter’s Day


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


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


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