Another view of the old Spanish Mission of San Xavier, just outside Tucson.
"This attraction is to Tucson what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, except it's more ancient. Founded in 1700 by the Spanish missionary Father Kino, 10 miles south of what is now downtown Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation, San Xavier del Bac is considered one of the finest examples of Mexican folk baroque architecture. Indian crafts shops and a cafe are nearby. The parish is still active, so please be respectful of religious activities when visiting."
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serp2000 (42552) 2009-03-28 1:04
Superb shot! Excellent sharpness, great colours. Interesting note! TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
pastadog (13111) 2009-03-28 1:08
Attractive architecture, strangely with the unfinished tower on the right; clear and sharp shot, Chris - well done :) Daniel
gildasjan (42906) 2009-03-28 1:15
Un ciel avec son bleu qui accompagne très bien les teintes en douceur de cette architecture.
Gerrit (51684) 2009-03-28 1:32
fantastic church, the baroque facade is very impressive and the environmental elements are great.
carper (96) 2009-03-28 1:40
very nice one my friend,
the pov is very nice, good details and colors, very good photo job and thanks for sharing.
besnard (55465) 2009-03-28 1:40
Une très bonne luminosité pour ce bon cliché de cette église qui se détache de belle manière sur un beau ciel tout bleu.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
Nicou (133434) 2009-03-28 2:04
superbe image quelle belle églsie, tout blanche, elle ressort à merveille das ce ciel pur et limpide, de toute beauté.
Bravoe t amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2009-03-28 2:28
Beautiful architectural shot with splendid lights and colours. I like the ornate details, clear and very attractive shot. Have a nice weekend!
snunney (92542) 2009-03-28 2:53
A good composition of this lovely old mission in need of some renovation judging by the scaffolding. The delicate pink tones are well rendered and stand out to good effect against the sky. Excellent sharpness.
npecanhuk (72044) 2009-03-28 4:12
Very interesting and nice architecture, mexican-spanish in an american environment! Your picture is very good, with excellent sharpness, correct exposure, well chosen pov and vertical format, good composition though simple! I can see it's under restoration and that's important... maintaining memories!
TFS - Congratulations!
pierrefonds (61904) 2009-03-28 5:50
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The fence and the cactus are framing well the Mission. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the structure of the Mission. THe intensity of the light is enhancing the colors of the imposing building. Have a nice day.
danos (92602) 2009-03-28 8:40
great the construction of the Spanish Mission,in Tucson.I like the brilliant light that floodlight the hole scene as the informative note that escort it.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
Silvio1953 (133778) 2009-03-28 10:13
Ciao Chris, great view of wonderful church, splendid light and colors, beautiful composition, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
TopGeo (38216) 2009-03-28 10:46
Hi Chris,Excellent picture with old Spanish Mission of San Xavier, of Tucson It is a interesting locality the architectural and description fullstop One appreciable note and link. Nice work well done
trekks (14348) 2009-03-28 11:50
It is always interesting to see how the Spanish influence can be so strong in southern USA and how Spanish has become the 2nd most important language in that country. You have presented a well composed view of this missionary building with a good blue theme of the sky. Very interesting architecture style!
gilou530 (34) 2009-03-28 13:17
a church with the Mexican style full with charm under a blue sky and colors live, damage for the echafaudages but you cannot large thing there
danyy (0) 2009-03-28 13:49
une photo bien réussi sur le plan technique, mais au niveau de l'art, avec ces échauffaudages et ces trvaux, ce n'est pas des meilleurs mais tu n'y peux rien.
Une photo très nette.
Waylim (25444) 2009-03-29 15:55
Which such strong light out in Tucson, you managed a very good details shot, in this case a polarize filter may make it easier to manage the light. Regardless you did just fine here. Good details, good sharpness, composition is fine though I kind of wonder how it look on a horizontal format. Thanks
shevchenko (19058) 2009-03-29 19:19
The tower at right just look like lost its' dome, lovely old architecture in artistic design, clear to show it facade structure from this pov, nice to see variety types of cactus growing in front of the church, thanks for sharing an historical church.
Emile (20352) 2009-03-31 21:33
Nice Spaniard architecture in this old church, very good diagonal view captured from a good POV. Great colors and sharpness, beautiful sunny day.
axiotea (21649) 2009-04-02 10:16
The blue sky makes for a perfect BG on which this attractive church stands out well! It looks like the white of the edifice on the left side, has been freshly painted! The cactus add an exotic touch.
Greetings from Bangkok
Angshu (56740) 2009-04-04 1:38
Typically Spanish architecture, with fine details before the towers. The right tower seems unfinished. The pink colour creates good contrast with the clear blue sky! Well done