Thursday, April 5, 2012
Mission San Miguel Bell Tower
View of the bells at the Mission San Miguel. The red tiles in the foreground are on the top of the low wall that surrounds the mission. As with many of the California Missions, this mission has had a troubled life. But the people who care for it now are doing an excellent job restoring it to the thing of beauty it deserves to be. The Mission San Miguel is California Historical Landmark No. 326.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Sanctuary
This is an iconic little church out in Montecito, California. It's image has popped up everywhere from album covers to advertising according to the nice people in the office. It is a wonderful example of south-western architecture. It seems like it would not be out of place in the middle of the desert, or southern Mexico somewhere.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Mission Carmel Bell Tower
This is from the inner courtyard at the Carmel Mission. I believe the tree with the white blossoms is a Flowering Pear Tree. This is thier time of year. There are some around here that are pure white with so many blossoms you can't see their leaves.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Bells of the Valley
This was a beautiful little flower we found during a recent walk. It did not last long though, the next time we went back it was gone. Luckily I have a good way to save it. :-D
Monday, February 20, 2006
Not sure exactly what kind of flower it is. (This
is one of the rare times that the Internet has
let me down!) But I like it... the flower that
is... not the Internet... well I like that too, but you know what I mean! :-D
Yes, as a matter of fact I am posting very late at night and I am past ready for sleep!
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
La Purisima Mission Bell
This was taken the first day experimenting with a new present,
a polarizing filter. It made the sky much more intense.
There is a never-ending supply of wonderful subjects at the California missions.
Friday, July 1, 2005
Santa Barbara Sunset
This is a little different angle on an image from a couple weeks ago. Santa Barbara's business area was virtually flattened by a 6.3 earthquake in 1925. When they rebuilt, they took the opportunity to enforce a strict "Spanish style" building code. It has made for a really nice feel to the downtown area to this day.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
I have a customer that was looking for
images of the Courthouse for her father for Father's
day. I have a few that I pulled out to make prints
for her for this weekend.
But, as I was driving home yesterday evening, the colors of the sunset were particularly golden from the residual "June Gloom" in the air.
So I stopped by the courthouse and got a few nice images of which, this one is my favorite. It is a different angle on a highly recognizable building, and I will be interested to find out how many people realized it even had an exposed bell!
Friday, June 17, 2005
The First Mission
Statue of the founder of this and eight other California missions, Father Junipero Serra. This is the first of twenty-one missions.