Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

Adventure

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, Hike, Jason Gray, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

jason_gray-2

  1. Big Muddy Adventures
  2. Toxic Tour
  3. A Cherokee Street Adventure Story
  4. Hanging with the UP in South City
Advertisements

St. Louis County Parks

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, Hike, Jason Gray, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

jason_gray-7

  1. Emmenegger Nature Park (technically, Kirkwood owned)
  2. Lone Elk Park

Missouri Conservation Areas

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, family, Hike, Jason Gray, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

Missouri State Parks

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, family, Hike, Jason Gray, Park, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

Outdoor Missouri

Posted in Adventure, Backpacking, family, Hike, Jason Gray, Park, photography, St. Louis, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on February 17, 2019

What’s in My Camera Bag, 2019

New Year, new gear! In fact, it has been many years since I’ve dramatically changed the photography equipment that I use (last one was perhaps my switch from 2.8 zooms to primes in 2015), and this year’s complete brand switch from Nikon to Fuji had many extenuating circumstances. Nonetheless, with the generous help of an Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, and quite a bit of luck on holiday deals, I was able to not only make the change, but to continue photographing professionally. I am so deeply appreciative of this, and to be included among a list of very talented visual artists, musicians and other creatives to receive this award.

(more…)

New Blog!

C0020599-98C8-4EF9-ACF5-A0E5A0FB86D0.jpeg

I am excited to announce that my wife and I will be opening a brick-and-mortar shop (explorer boutique, wanderer goods) called KAMP in St. Louis, Missouri this March. Our motto is “Equip, explore, reflect, repeat”, and we hope that you’ll stop by if/when you can.

For those of you that enjoy my outdoor content on this blog, most of that will be moving over to the store’s blog, so be sure to subscribe over there to not miss anything!

(more…)

Me as Gilligan on Chouteau’s Island

a lot of the Island is floodplain, as the levee is on the opposite side as the Mississippi

(more…)

F-Stop Gear Guru

Several years ago, I converted over to using f-stop Gear‘s line of products as a solution to the problem of transporting my camera equipment and accessories.  These packs are expertly designed, and there is  a bag for virtually any purpose desired. I’ve previously outlined the ecosystem of their Mountain Line, so this review will focus on the Guru Version 1 that I use as my primary hiking ruck.

(more…)

Interlude: Castlewood State Park

Quick family hike through one of the Missouri’s best State Parks (and so close to STL!).  I’ve written about the Park in the past, including about its remarkable history, so this post will be a mostly visual tour.

(more…)