Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose

A handful of pics from the Queen of the Missions in San Antonio, TX - better known as Mission San Jose.

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An exquisite entrance

Aren't doors and entryways fun to shoot?  I have been drawn to them for years.   I guess it is the mystique of "what lies beyond".  This is the main entry into Mission San Jose in San Antonio, TX along the Mission Trail.  It is a series of several missions, all with their own character, scattered south of San Antonio.  I have been to most of them now, and this one is at or near the top.  It is pretty large and usually crowded, but man that door rocks!  Wouldn't it be cool to have a door like that at the house?  It's such a regal entrance.

A passage at the Mission

As I was walking around Mission San Jose in San Antonio, I came across this passageway and it caught my eye.  I always like looking at architecture and enjoy history as well.  This place is rich in both!  We spent a little while there and I definitely recommend a visit if you are in SA!  There are several missions along their "mission trail", all just south of downtown and really easy to get to.  I hope to get back so I can photograph the others too!  This is a 7 exposure HDR shot at f/11, merged in Photomatix, and with some adjustments in Topaz Adjust and Aperture.

Arches at the Mission

As you may have read in my previous posts, I really like architecture.  I have enjoyed it for as long as I can remember, and with photography I find that I am always drawn to architectural elements whenever I am somewhere.  I don't claim any skill in it, or deep knowledge of it - just simple appreciation.  In this case I really like the arches and how they carry your eye through the photo, as well as their repetitive pattern.  They reminded me of a Roman aqueduct.  This was taken at Mission San Jose in San Antonio, TX.  This mission is known as the "Queen of the Missions" and is one of several found just south of downtown San Antonio, TX.