Saturday, October 25, 2008

Image of the Day

This is St. Mary's church in Villa Ridge, MO, just west of St. Louis county. I've returned to photograph this church a few times in the past. Yesterday evening it was clear there would be a dramatic sunset, so I drove out to see what I could capture. I've never captured it at sunset so I didn't realize how perfectly the church is set for such a shot. There's a hill just to the east of the church that allows for a direct shot facing west. You have to navigate some trees and power lines, but there are some clear paths. I've got a few very good one's that I'll post in the next few days.

The image for the blog banner is a bit more dramatic. The sky kept changing, so I got a number of different colors in each shot. The shot in this post has subtle yellow tones; but the banner image has more bright orange and reds.

11 comments:

Mark J. said...

Wow that is great. Also, members of our church here is Iowa look forward to hearing you speak in Pella this next week. I have been plugging it, although we will be out of town unfortunately.

Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

May I steal this one for my desktop wallpaper?

Jeff Meyers said...

Thanks, Mark. I'm sorry I'll miss you!

Yes, Valerie, please feel free. Make sure, however, that you praise my name profusely! ;-)

Jeff Meyers said...

Oh, Valerie, you can find a higher quality image to download here:

http://jeffmeyers.smugmug.com/gallery/4996336_EfeEJ#401946950_fmzTQ

Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

Um...yeah, I already kinda found and stole the higher-res image. That whole permission-asking thing was a ruse to cover my tracks. And I added a caption that says, "By Jeffrey J. Meyers, world's greatest photographer, blogger, theologian, rocket scientist, brain surgeon, superhero, and really humble guy."

Becky Meyers said...

lol that last line was funny val, and very wrong!! dads so not humble!!

Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

Golly, Beck, I'm so surprised to discover that!

jennifer h said...

Jeff,

Is that the church on the road near the Gibbs' house? It looks a lot like it. Regardless, it's a great photo.

Jeff Meyers said...

Jennifer: Yes. The first time I saw it was when I visited them years ago.

Bettye said...

The colors are fantastic. There is something special about storm clouds, sunset, etc. I thirst for these scenes.
Thanks, Jeff.
Bettye

Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

The Dell tech support lady gave it a thumbs-up.