A great place to watch the river roll by

This blog, Great Rivers Imaging, comes from the heart of the nation. The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers is just a few miles north of this photo. This outcrop on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi is a great place to observe it all!

Sunrise

I just returned from a three day retreat on the Mississippi. I go every other year so I posted a couple of photos before this one from previous visits. This is the first post from this year showing a fabulous sunrise over the river.

Morning on the Mississsippi

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.

Sunrise on the Mississipi River

White House Retreat

Beautiful old buildings make good subjects for photography. This is a Catholic Retreat Center in South St. Louis County. Since 1922, White House has been offering 3 day preached retreats throughout the year on a beautiful 80 acre campus located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. With the Easter holiday right around the corner, I thought this would be a good photo to post.

This is a three shot HDR photo which brings out the nice color and clouds. It is finished in Topaz Impression to give it the painting effect.

Chapel

This is the chapel on the grounds of the White House Retreat in South St. Louis County. Retreats last several days and are held in silence. This chapel overlooks the Mississippi River on this cold foggy morning.

Mississippi Landscape

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 Р20mm 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.