San Buenaventura Mission was the ninth of the Upper California missions, founded in 1782. It is located on Ventura's Main Street, and is known as "the Mission by the sea".
From 1805 to 1815, Padre Cambon supervised Chumash Native Americans to construct aqueducts from the Ventura River to the Mission, a distance of 11 km. This provided plentiful water for flourishing orchards and gardens. English navigator George Vancouver described them as the finest he had seen.
Today the remaining and reconstructed church is active and open to the public.
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Wahclellaspirit (3905) 2013-09-21 18:15
Excellent view of the old church...
bukitgolfb301 (32688) 2013-09-21 20:04
Hi dear Ray
Sorry for my late reaction again.
NIce wide and low angle setting image.
Very soft and warm color touch by getting nice light is also fantastic and admirable.
Thanks a lot and have a godd Sunday! TAKERO
Noel_Byrne (13458) 2013-09-22 3:40
One of the best things for me about Trekearth is seeing such old architecture from around the world, its a pleasure to see this here. 1782, and it looks in such perfect condition, so I guess its well loved by those who care for it. I look at this and it is so different to architecture I normally see of this era, so this looks quite exotic and unusual. Love the warm light and the shadows playing across the building too and the nice tight framing draws attention to the height of the tower.
Great shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Silvio1953 (105720) 2013-09-22 13:28
Ciao Ray, great POV on beautiful Church, wonderful pastel colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (20868) 2013-09-23 7:44
The design of this mission is so simple, unlike other California missions, that it doesn't look like this was built long time ago. Good pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (5355) 2013-09-28 20:24
Interesting and effective POV, good colors & light, sharp and an altogether pleasant photo.