November, 2010

Nov 10

San Antonio Mission Doorway

Photograph of the chapel side entrance of the Mission San Antonio in CaliforniaThis is the doorway that leads into the chapel of the San Antonio Mission. This mission is relatively isolated and, in its pastoral location, most reflects early mission life. Jolon, the nearest town, is 6 miles away and King City, the nearest city is nearly 30 miles away. It was founded in 1810 as the Mission of  Saint Anthony of Padua (La Misión de San Antonio de Padua).

Nov 10

Carmel Mission Gate And Archway

Photograph of a gate and path at the Carmel Mission near Carmel, CaliforniaThis is a path though the gate that leads to one of the gardens of the mission. The name of the mission as founded is  La Misión San Carlos Borromeo del Río Carmelo, which translates to the Mission of Saint Charles Borromeo of the Carmel River.

Nov 10


Photograph of the interior of the Carmel Mission near Carmel, CaliforniaAn arch is a structure that spans a space while supporting weight. Arches support the inspiring gothic cathedrals. They suggest the expansiveness of sky and space. This photograph is of the interior of the chapel of the Carmel Mission near Carmel, California.

Nov 10

Mission San Juan Bautista Interior Arch

Photograph of an archway at Mission San Juan Bautista, CaliforniaPews, window and an interior arch at the Mission San Juan Bautista. Mass has been served daily at the mission since 1797.

Nov 10

Archways And Doors

Photograph of an archway at Mission San Juan Bautista, CaliforniaAs I review my images, I find many photographs of arches, archways, doors, doorways and gates. I am drawn to subjects that suggest passages and transitions. Over the next several weeks I will post images of a variety of arches, doors and gates. This is a wide-angle shot looking from the front doors of the Mission San Juan Bautista toward the rose gardens. The mission is located in San Juan Bautista, California, about 90 miles south of San Francisco.

Nov 10

Aspen Leaves and Snow

Photograph of  yellow aspen trees and snow near Hope Valley, CaliforniaThis is one of my favorite shots. I very much like the blending of the two seasons. It was taken near Hope Valley, California, after the first snow of the season in October 2006.

Nov 10

Fall into Winter

This fresh snow was the first of the year in Hope Valley, south of Lake Tahoe on Highway 88 in California. The aspen continue to glow as Fall gives way to Winter.

Nov 10

Aspen and Granite Wall

The yellow of the aspen is reflected in the water of June Lake. October, 2006.

Nov 10

Brilliant Color at June Lake

Photograph of  yellow and orange aspen trees along June Lake in Mono County, CaliforniaThe June Lake Loop is about 12 miles south of Lee Vining on Highway 395 in California. June Lake, Grant Lake, Silver Lake and Gull Lake are part  of the loop. These aspen were along the shore of June Lake.