"Mission San Xavier del Bac is situated in the Santa Cruz Valley nine miles south of Tucson, Arizona. Framed in the warm browns of the surrounding hills and the violet shadows of more distant mountains, it rises, brilliantly white from the desert floor of dusty green mesquite and sage. The imposing dome and lofty towers, the rounded parapets and graceful spires etched against the vivid blue complete a skyline with a graceful enchantment.
From the earliest times, the Tohono O'odham settlement in which the Mission is located was called Bac, "place where the water appears," because the Santa Cruz River, which ran underground for some distance, reappears on the surface nearby. The present church was built from 1783 - 1797 by the Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Bautista Llorenz."
Atop the distant hill, is a white stone cross, & grave.
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pajaran (66396) 2009-08-29 7:55
Evo i mene ...
Dobra fotografija,kompozicija,boja i ostrina.
Pozdrav od Paja.
Good day afternoons.
Here's me ...
Good photography, composition, color and sharpness.
Greetings from Paja.
dip (23892) 2009-08-29 8:01
it seems to be a nice quiet place,
I like the POV and the perspective,
well captured and composed,
pierrefonds (71761) 2009-08-29 8:12
The presence of the persons has an effect of scale. The path leads our eyes toward the entrance which is giving depth to the composition. The tree and the cactis are framing well the path. The strong light has a good effect on the colors. have a nice day.
chinchini (31529) 2009-08-29 8:37
Salut Ami Chris,
Loin de mes bases, je découvre ta publication sur "ma page" de galerie d'aujourd'hui ;o)
Les gens semblent terrassés par la forte chaleur malgré un soleil bas. La végétation est celle que je me représentais de l'Arizona.
Merci pour ce partage.
Ciao Chris et bonne fin de semaine.
saxo042 (37968) 2009-08-29 9:31
Very good POV with this off-centre view of the pavement and the gate. Some human presence niver hurts, especially some with a red T-shirt. Interesting note!
carper (96) 2009-08-29 10:12
very beautiful shot here Chris
a fine perspective, good point of view, fine sharpness good composition, good job, have a nice day.
Gerrit (52283) 2009-08-29 14:23
good lines and beautiful colours in this fine sunny view from inside. Looking so southern.
Nicou (152158) 2009-08-30 2:41
mangigique perspective sur ce chemin avec de trs beaux cactus, les personnages, de tons doux et agréables, superbe compo.
Bravo et maitié
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-09 2:20
Beautiful colours and light in this fine picture.
I like your POV and perspective. Excellent depth
TFS and regards