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MISSION SAN CARLOS BORROMEO del rio CARMELO @ CARMEL ~ CA.

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This mission was the seat of the upper Las Californias Province Missions headed by Father Junipero Serra from 1770 until his death in 1784.

 

The mission was named for Charles Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan. Italy. The Esslen and Ohlone Indians living near the mission were taken in and trained as plowman, sheperds, cattle herders, blacksmiths, and carpenters. They made adobe bricks, roof tiles, and tools needed to build the mission.

 

Today the Mission Carmel has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. It is also an active perish church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey.

 

We just finished our trek through Point Lobos when we decided to stop at Mission San Carlos Borromeo del rio Carmelo. The warm glow of the September sun falling upon the mission intensified the patina. The accumulated changes in surface texture and colour during the exposure to the elements of the adobe could not be passed. The angle of the sun was still low enough causing the location of the light, highlights, and shadows to come together. However, the senior citizen of photography, i.e black and white rules with this image.

 

ISO 200

80mm @ f/29

exposure 1/13s

2stop circular polarizer

 

Aperture3, Nik Silver Efex Pro2

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Taken on September 23, 2009