The weather has finally taken a turn for the better in St. Louis which means it’s time for a trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Gone are the days of freezing cold air and blistering wind. Spring has finally arrived! To celebrate, I took my wife and daughter (now 5 months old) to the Missouri Botanical Gardens over the weekend. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. A slight breeze, 74 degrees and a beautiful garden to explore. Of course, I lugged my camera gear along in the hopes of taking some images for HDR post processing. I found this spot, at the Japanese Garden, and decided it was a good as any. The reflections in the water, wispy clouds, turtles in the foreground and vibrant green trees made this shot ideal for HDR. I’m quite happy with my results considering this was my first foray into HDR photography. I’m pretty sure that I’m hooked now….I will definitely be posting more HDR images in the future.