Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Mary on the Altar at Mission San Jose
I had to dig into the vault to pull this one out, but it seemed appropriate for the holidays. It's also appropriate since I really haven't been out to shoot a whole lot of stuff lately.
So I took this shot down in San Antonio, Texas at the Mission San Jose. Very picturesque place it is. It's on of a few missions down there that are pretty close together. Sometime I'll have to get back down there and shoot the others. As far as I know, this is the only one that still has an active church in it. The other missions have churches, but I'm not sure if they still have active congregations. Anyway, it's a great place to visit if you are ever in San Antonio.
The following is from the mission's website:
"Known as the "Queen of the Missions", this is the largest of the missions and was almost fully restored to its original design in the 1930s by the WPA (Works Projects Administration). Spanish missions were not churches, but communities, with the church the focus. Mission San José shows the visitor how all the missions might have looked over 250 years ago."
Sorry, but I don't have the exif data or the info on how I processed this one because I'm currently trying to clean up space on the old hard drive here and I deleted the brackets since I'm pretty happy with the final result. However, I'm pretty sure I processed it the usual way.