May 7, 2009

Photostory Friday - Unfinished Photo Hunt

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

I hate not having the time to participate in Photostory Friday's with Cecily and MamaGeek, so while I have a few free moments I thought I would get my post up early and share with you a few photo's from the Photo Hunt that I didn't have enough time to complete!  

Hmmm, anyone noticing a theme here?  Anyhoo.....there were 26 items to catch with your camera and I'm not sure how many I actually did capture, I just know I didn't get them all.

Here are some of my favorites (click on the images to enlarge them)!  This first photo was my Reflection shot.  I took this picture just after the sun came up and even though the water wasn't perfectly still it was pretty glass like.

Next on the list was to photograph something historical (pre 1900;s).  Not an easy task, but I high tailed it out to the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala.  

The Mission was established in 1769 and is California's first church.  The California Missions are a big part of California's history.

It is an interesting historical site and is the place where the western world was first introduced to Catholicism.  Which means lots of neat Catholic artifacts and statues.

I was raised Catholic and even though their statues and rituals kind of scared me as a child, I find them completely fascinating!

Next up we have a shot from an unusual perspective. This picture was taken at the Mission.  I love how visitors have placed rosaries on the hands of this statue.

Here is my Church entry.  This is the church at the Mission and is still used for services.  I love how this Church reflects its Spanish roots.  I've said this before, but Catholics know how to create spectacular churches (even if they are a little scary).

Next up we have a Cemetery.  Unlike older parts of our country, San Diego does not really have any old ornate cemeteries.  We are however a military town and this is a shot from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.  These service men and women (and their spouses) have some prime real estate to rest in peace.  On one side lies the Pacific Ocean, on the other is the San Diego Bay (which is what this view shows).

I showed this next picture on my 365 blog.  It is my motion shot and it is also the last one that I am going to share for now!

Well, that is it.  I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite shots from the photo hunt that I didn't complete.

28 comments:

Kristi said...

The shots that you DID capture are gorgeous!

nikkicrumpet said...

Very pretty....the reflection shot is GORGEOUS!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh those were winners alright. I love that reflection shot, talk about a framer!

Becky said...

LOVE the photos! What great camera angles and subjects! I especially love your reflection one!

Steph said...

Gorgeous! You are so very talented!

Wayne said...

what a great photo friday , I loe the first picture so much with the refection of the boats in the water

Straight to Your Hart said...

Hello!! That first picture is gorgeous! They are all great photos

Jen said...

And you are not a professional photographer? because you totally should be.

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

You have quite the eye....

Love them all!

Jenni Jiggety said...

You take such FANTASTIC pictures. Amazing!

Kelly Deneen said...

Incredible shots!!! I LOVE them. :)

And Happy Friday (almost)!!!

scrappysue said...

amazing! i think i've been to that church!

Jenners said...

All of them are amazing!!! Such vibrant colors! Such good choices for each one. You are so talented lady!

Kacey R. said...

Wow! All of the shots are great! I especially love the one of the rosaries on the statue.

Ryanne said...

I love the bell picture. I would love to hear them peel loud and clear. Great pictures all around!

Lindsay said...

Awesome pics - I especially love the first one!

Sneaky Momma said...

That reflection shot is amazing!!!

Maggie May said...

They are all beautiful photos, each one expressing something completely different.
I loved the bells on that belfry and the grave stones and of course the last one shows complete joy and abandonment!
Brilliant colour!

Lindsay said...

I may not believe all things the Catholics hold dear (funny, since I'm a Catholic, but I once was a Protestant...we all make sacrifices), but you are definitely right there: Catholics do know how to build themselves some churches! The inside of the mission is gorgeous! It's simple but at the same time so ornate (if that makes sense!).

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

These are all great captures! Your reflection shot is so serene.

mommaof4wife2r said...

that is awesome! love the glassy reflection! amazing!

Emily said...

Wow...those were beautiful, what a great talent you have!

Rachael said...

what great photos, i love the creativity in your shots!

itsahumanzoo said...

Those are great pictures! One thing I love about living in Southern California are all the great missions. They are amazing! I was raised Catholic too, but I'm originally from Florida, and have never seen anything like the missions out here.

Oz Girl said...

I love the reflection shot. It's just beautiful -- you have a knack for capturing more than just a photograph... you capture the feeling in the photo, an ambience.

And you know I already love the photo of your daughter jumping -- should be framed, maybe a collage including the ironing photo too.

angie said...

OK........your photography is AMAZING. AMAZING.

Happy Mother's Day!

Debbie said...

Those photos are incredible. Seriously.

Elaine A. said...

These are wonderful. That mission looks so interesting and the motion shot is awesome! And that first one? Totally needs to be a poster print framed on the wall...

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