Teresa and I almost missed this beautiful little town close to the Missouri River. It is on the Katy Trail State Park and is about 5 miles off US 63 between Jefferson City and Columbia. This was a "High Noon" shot and I was very fortunate to have some lovely clouds as a background. I used my polarizing filter in my NIK software to help highlight the sky.
Be sure and check out the High Noon Photo Contest post below. This is the type shot you can get at high noon. You just have to carefully work your angles and composition as the light can be very harsh. Often though a photo opportunity will present itself and you would be amiss not capturing it while you are there.