After waiting all September for the leaves to change, I finally got a beautiful day in October of 2011 to make the trip up to Collegeville. I first stopped in St. Joseph to take photos of St. Ben’s and after 3 hours made the short drive to St. John’s. Unlike St. Ben’s, St. John’s doesn’t have a monument with the school’s name so I initially used a photo of the Abbey as the central focus of the collage. As I progressed with the collage, though, I just didn’t care for how it was turning out so I started fresh. Towards the end of my trip I went down by Stumpf Lake and took a photo up the street towards the Abbey. It’s such a striking drive that I thought it was a better central focus as it really showcases the beauty of the campus.