I always love driving up Olive Boulevard from downtown St. Louis over its wide tarmac, ribboning up and down undulating hills, and watching the spire of St. Francis Xavier College Church peak over the horizon with a huge sky above it and then seeing it slowly begin to fill the scene. And, if I have my camera along, I am more than likely to take a picture at the corner of Grand and Lindell–a no-look shot with the camera angled up and stabilized against the open window. Here is one and an earlier one from a different angle and in snow.
Here is the keeper image from today.
I was rather lucky to capture the lens flare when I realized the settings I had on the camera were all wrong for the light and quickly switched the camera to Program and let it pick the settings–there is only so much time at a light, you know The shot below is a one I salvaged from all of the highly overexposed images which preceded the keeper and to which I applied the Cyanotype preset in Lightroom 3.