Happy Easter

A wonderful spring scene at the White House Retreat in St. Louis County. This retreat is full of wonderful statues spread over an 80 acre campus allowing visitors to walk the grounds in silent meditation. In addition to the statues, the architecture and views are spectacular.

Mississippi River Sunrise

One of the best places to observe spectacular sunrises is at the White House Retreat in South St. Louis County. This is on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley and early morning risers are rarely disappointed.

Reflections in a storm

The word “reflections” in the heading of this photo is not of the photography sense such as reflections in the water. This is a retreat house where you spend two to three days in silent reflection. The White House Retreat in South St. Louis County is a spectacular place perched on a bluff overlooking theContinue reading “Reflections in a storm”

Sunrise on the Mississippi

With the many bluffs overlooking the Missisppi River, this one in South St. Louis County gave a beautiful vantage point to see this sunrise. The water here comes from as far away as Wyoming, Montana, Canada and Northern Wisconsin and is destined for New Orleans. This is a three shot HDR photo processed in LightroomContinue reading “Sunrise on the Mississippi”

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 threeContinue reading “Morning on the Mississsippi”

White House Retreat

Beautiful old buildings make good subjects for photography. This is a Catholic Retreat Center in South St. Louis County.┬áSince 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, IContinue reading “White House Retreat”

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 asContinue reading “Mississippi Landscape”