A passage at Mission Concepcion

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    I spent a weekend not long ago in San Antonio, hanging out with my mom and sister and just having a good time (except of course for that darn yardwork!). I spent some of my formative years there, and never really appreciated the beauty and diversity of the city at that time. Coming at it these days with a photographic eye, the town really has a lot to offer. One morning I dragged my mom along on a visit to some of the old Spanish missions scattered south of town, and just enjoyed the heck out of it. This was taken at Mission Concepcion, which was my first visit there (or am I forgetting a 5th grade field trip?) and I must admit I thought it was fabulous. Though the Alamo gets all the press, this mission is wonderful and definitely worth a visit. I had to wait to get all the tourists to clear out of my shot, but eventually was able to pull it off tourist-free! If you get to San Antonio, be sure and spend a little time wandering around the missions - in addition to being enjoyable to photograph, they offer an interesting glimpse into history.

    From the blog at: www.nomadicpursuits.com/blog/

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    1. David K. Edwards 100 months ago | reply

      Beautiful and mysterious and compelling

    2. suziqb 100 months ago | reply

      Terrific shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. shexbeer 100 months ago | reply

      cool shot, nice texture on the wall

    4. BAD DOG DIABOLO 100 months ago | reply

      great picture well done, clean, good job

    5. Denzil Burriss 100 months ago | reply

      I specifically like the texture.

    6. David Shield Photography 100 months ago | reply

      By waiting for the area to clear, you really did this composition justice. I have had to do that many times, even in the wilderness. Excellent job Jim!

    7. Kit Downey 100 months ago | reply

      Looks a great place to visit. A sweet capture.

    8. || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || 100 months ago | reply

      WOW! That caught my eyes!
      Beautiful details and presentation!
      Weekend is not too far anymore!
      My Greetings!

    9. Theaterwiz 100 months ago | reply

      GREAT use of HDR Mr Nix, excellent work

    10. atmtx 100 months ago | reply

      Nice light and shadow. Are Austin gang need to schedule a multi-mission San Antonio tour!

    11. bytegirl24 100 months ago | reply

      great PoV and details... nicely done

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    12. chau*cheng 100 months ago | reply

      This wonderful image was seen in the San Antonio, TX group

      This fine image was seen in the San Antonio, TX group

      This image was seen in the San Antonio, TX group

    13. TTYL8R 100 months ago | reply

      wow, love the color!!

    14. Michael Tuuk 100 months ago | reply

      Great subject and I love how the door kind of stands out due to the color (wood vs stone). Let's get together soon...

    15. Kay Gaensler 100 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot and textures, Jim!

    16. Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits 100 months ago | reply

      thanks everyone, I love shooting places like this, it seems the history comes alive in photos sometimes

      Austin friends - we all keep talking about getting together for a photowalk or photo-drive, let's set it up! This should be the topic at our next HDR lunch meeting!

    17. ` Toshio ' 100 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! Looks like a great place!

    18. temporary bikes [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      it really makes me want to enter that door

    19. Daniela Duncan 100 months ago | reply

      This is such a lovely composition!

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