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We first discovered Mark’s photos while doing some research for an upcoming trip to Two Rivers Wildlife Sanctuary. We were immediately impressed by the consistently amazing quality of Mark’s photos from Two Rivers so decided to look at his broader portfolio. In doing so, quickly discovered that Mark took amazing photos from all over Missouri and Illinois with many photographs of places we are planning on featuring on our site.

Within hours, we tracked Mark down online and asked him if he’d be willing to be a contributor to the site. He said, Yes and went on to say, “You may not believe this, but for many years now I have thought about creating the same type of website featuring locations within a 3 to 4 hour drive of St. Louis. I always thought I might actually do it once I retire, but I’m even happier that you’ve taken up the cause.”

We are truly excited to add Mark as our first contributor. His photos will help immensely in making the site more beautiful and artful.