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.