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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!