The town of Alton, Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi. Previous photos were from South St. Louis County. This is on the edge of the northern border of St. Louis County near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Truly great rivers!
Early morning on the Mississippi. This is a scene from a retreat facility in southern St. Louis County. Set on a bluff above the river, the view extends for miles. Those that get up early enough, are rewarded by this spectacular scene.
This was taken at: 17mm, ISO 320, f2.8, 1/125sec. This s a three shot HDR processed in Photomatix and Lightroom.
This retreat facility sits on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in South St. Louis County. The campus has beautiful buildings with a stunning view (a perfect place for a retreat). However, it was pointed out to me that showing the buildings and the view at the same time was difficult to do. Taking this as a challenge, I use my 10 – 20mm Sigma lens to provide a sweeping view. Also I used a three shot HDR effects to add contrast. The 10mm setting and the HDR effect in the clouds added drama to this sweeping view.