The Missions National Park near San Antonio consists of four missions from the Spanish era. This image is of the old granary at the San Josť mission, the best-preserved of the four.
The Granary was built about 1726 and was later used as a residence in the late 19th century. Restoration began during the Great Depression using WPA funds and labor under the direction of the San Antonio Conservation Society (see here for more detailed information). The success of this restoration made it possible to restore the rest of the mission (see here for another image of the mission); in 1941, all the buildings and land were donated to the state of Texas, and later given to the National Park Service.
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snunney (83769) 2014-07-16 7:18
I like the point of view looking through the succeeding arches. Also,the excellent detail to be observed in the stonework. Good light management and fine colours and clarity. To answer your question, I did not use a tripod for the shot inside the cathedral. As you surmise tripods were not allowed; in any event I never carry one with me; I find them too cumbersome.
williewhistler (14177) 2014-07-16 10:04
having spent some time building stone walls during my working life I`m always interested in these old buildings and the materials used,these arches/buttresses have stood the test of time well,a fascinating upload.
Best regards Les.
tyro (20454) 2014-07-16 12:20
A fascinating note and a fine photograph to accompany it and show this delightful and restored ancient stonework.
You have composed this image very pleasingly and the angle of the bright sunlight has lit the stonework perfectly to bring out all its wonderful details and tectures and colours. Spot-on exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
abmdsudi (43530) 2014-07-17 2:32
An informative opening narrative, supported as always with a high quality documentary photograph, which has been captured from a great point of view. What wonderful condition this part of the granary appears to be in, despite its age and the history, its a strong composition with the patterns and shapes and good detail. This is just great capture worth the effort indeed, Congrats and TFS
Noel_Byrne (24269) 2014-07-17 13:43
You chose a great view of this place to bring a sense of depth and place, this is one of those pictures that I would love to step inside and go exploring in. I really like the light and the shadows it has created.
Thanks as always
delpeoples (53009) 2014-07-28 3:02
Another excellent photo from the San Antonio Mission. I like the repeating arches, the lovely textures of the sandstone and the warm golden light illuminating the colours.
- Copyright: Roger Lipsett (rogerl) (1544)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-03
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 6:18