Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mission San Jose Granary

Mission San Jose Granary

This is the inside of what's called the Granary at Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas. It housed the grain used to feed the inhabitants of the mission and could hold up to a year's worth.

The granary, along with the rest of the mission was restored back in the 1930's with what could be called "stimulus money", but was better known as the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The granary was the first of all the structures to be restored as it was on the verge of falling down. But, now as you can see, it is fully standing and is now one of the more interesting parts of the mission. Also, inside the granary is a miniature mock-up of the entire mission to give one a birds-eye view of the place.

I used my standard processing for this shot.  Other settings include:

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens
ISO: 200
Aperture: f20
Exposure Bias: 0.0
Shutter: 2.5
Focal Length: 15mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 5 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord


  1. Sweet shot Evan. I'll be back in SA in a few weeks and hope to get to some more missions, this one is inspiring. Well done!

  2. Thanks Jim. I look forward to seeing what you get!


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