The Missions of San Antonio

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gnagel
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The Missions of San Antonio
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Although I enjoyed the Alamo, I found the other missions that comprise the Mission Trail in San Antonio to be more interesting from a photography perspective. Here are some of my favorites from the four other missions beyond the Alamo:

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Thanks for looking...

Glenn

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Great shots, I like number 8 the best.

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Nice series.

Especially helpful to me as I'm going there next month

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I enjoy San Antonio in general and the missions in particular.  I most recently visited the missions during the last government shutdown, which hampered photography somewhat, but they were still generally visible from the outside.  Nice location.

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Great shots as always, Glenn!

I like these a bit better than the Capital.  Different, more intense feel subject matter.

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Beautiful set 7-8-11-12 are my favorites.

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chrisd107 wrote:

Great shots, I like number 8 the best.

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Thanks Chris...I appreciate it.

Glenn

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Nexu1 wrote:

Nice series.

Especially helpful to me as I'm going there next month

Thanks...you should have a great time. There are endless subjects for photography in the region.

Glenn

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Nice shots.  Makes me want to go.  I've never been to San Antonio.

Those are nice, clean lines, lighting well balanced.  No distracting elements.  A couple of techinical Q's:  Handheld?  Any HDR's in there?  Did you do perspective distortion correction or just shoot straight on?

Thanks for posting.  It's a pleasure to look at these.
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coronawithlime wrote:

I enjoy San Antonio in general and the missions in particular. I most recently visited the missions during the last government shutdown, which hampered photography somewhat, but they were still generally visible from the outside. Nice location.

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Fortunately, the interiors were available to me during my visit. For much of my time there, it rained. So, the interiors allowed me to continue shooting.

Glenn

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Tom_Bruno wrote:

Nice shots. Makes me want to go. I've never been to San Antonio.

Those are nice, clean lines, lighting well balanced. No distracting elements. A couple of techinical Q's: Handheld? Any HDR's in there? Did you do perspective distortion correction or just shoot straight on?

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Thank you, Tom

All of these images were captured using a tripod, mirror lock up and a cable release.

All of these images are five to seven frame HDR.

I use the Photoshop Perspective Crop Tool to help straighten the lines. They are usually relatively straight out of camera as I try my best to keep the lens parallel to the subject. But, sometimes a correction is necessary during processing.

Glenn

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Glenn,

You do well at the zoos, and you don't suck at architecture either. It's clear you take a lot of pride in the capture and processing.

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Great shots as always, Glenn!

I like these a bit better than the Capital. Different, more intense feel subject matter.

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Thanks...the subjects are very different, but both fun to shoot.

Glenn

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MarceloLI wrote:

Beautiful set 7-8-11-12 are my favorites.

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Thank you, Marcelo

Glenn

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Glenn,

You do well at the zoos, and you don't suck at architecture either. It's clear you take a lot of pride in the capture and processing.

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Thanks glo...  

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Very enjoyable viewing, thank you for posting.

I really find 'number 11' the door in light, quite intriguing, something extra special about that one methinks.

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gnagel,

Very nice work!  Thanks for posting these very nice images. Another nice time to visit San Antonio is around Christmas, the River Walk in the evening can be very nice. I also used to love to run to Austin for Loop 360 and the hill country with Mt Bunell. Great view.

I only wish I was able to visit now with the better glass that I have now and a DSLR vs a SLR and film.

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Very enjoyable viewing, thank you for posting.

I really find 'number 11' the door in light, quite intriguing, something extra special about that one methinks.

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Thanks...at first while I was on site, I was a little disappointed with #11. I arrived at sunrise and noticed all the dappled lighting on the church. But, later I really liked the effect.

Glenn

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TerryAnderson wrote:

gnagel,

Very nice work! Thanks for posting these very nice images. Another nice time to visit San Antonio is around Christmas, the River Walk in the evening can be very nice. I also used to love to run to Austin for Loop 360 and the hill country with Mt Bunell. Great view.

I only wish I was able to visit now with the better glass that I have now and a DSLR vs a SLR and film.

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Thanks Terry...

I was disappointed that I couldn't get any pictures of the River Walk. It was very cold and rainy most of the time--and the River Walk was dreary and deserted. Maybe next time...

Glenn

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Nice.  Did you happen to check out the Riverwalk?

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