Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA  

Mission, San Luis Rey by Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA

June 2022 - Mission, San Luis Rey

About the Image(s)

This was taken years ago with a Nikon D300 and probably Tamron zoon 18-270 at 31mm. SS was 1/1000, ISO 250 and aperture f 11. We were in San Diego and I enjoy visiting the missions in CA and this was a new one for me. Unfortunately it had traffic cones and other distractions and the vertical view was better than the horizontal ones. Processed in PSElements and NIK and Topaz DeNoise and Sharpener, I think the missions like this are typical of the US.

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7 comments posted

Shirley Bormann   Shirley Bormann
You have placed the mission against a nice and interesting sky. I like the shadows of the palm tree on the mission wall but would prefer to see a wider view of the mission though understand why you cropped it this way if orange cones are in front of the mission. There are two things that could possibly improve the image in my opinion. The arch on the left is cut off; if you cropped it, you might want to crop just left of the arch. The door on the right is also cut off presumably because a car is in the way. If you can recover one of those so you have an entire arch or door frame, I think it would help the image. It is a beautiful mission.   Posted: 06/12/2022 23:11:39
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
We hope to get back to CA, but time is getting too short now so we may try to go after the PSA Festival. There is too mcu on schedule now.   Posted: 06/26/2022 11:43:32

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Nice image of the mission. Colors are good and the image is very sharp. Too bad the cones got in the way of another view.   Posted: 06/16/2022 12:16:16

N. Sukumar   N. Sukumar
Yes, the Spanish Missions are typical of the US southwest, and this is a fine example. I too would have liked to see the full view of one or both of the arches at the edges.   Posted: 06/21/2022 10:31:22
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Maybe you will see a better image if we get back there. One can never plan on construction. We have been to San Juan Capistrano several times and there always seems to be something interfering with photos:-(   Posted: 06/26/2022 11:44:49

David Stout   David Stout
A scene that typifies southern California, you did well to avoid the cones, the palm tree adds SO much to the picture content. To help concentrate attention on the mission building I cropped off some sky.   Posted: 06/22/2022 16:23:37
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Esther Steffens
I love the palm tree and shadow and while my eye keeps going back to it, I also take in the whole image. I like this as a vertical but it does have a bit of a cut off feel on both sides. I would like to see all of the red door but it looks like there is something in the foreground on the right that would be a distraction. When we lived in CA. I wanted to visit all the missions. We moved back East before I could do this but we did visit a number.   Posted: 06/28/2022 00:01:14