Discretion

So the other week I went to see Mission Dolores in San Francisco.  It’s a gorgeous old Spanish mission, with a more modern basilica attached to it (plus a cemetery dating to the mid-1800s).

However, given that the Basilica is still in use, a bit of discretion was required.  Meaning, no tromping about with a tripod, or firing off a flashgun, never you mind how handy those would have been in the extremely low light.

Nave
Nave

As such, shots like this one aren’t quite what I’d have liked, but they’ll have to do.  Instead, I chose to focus on the stained glass and smaller features.

Stained Glass
Stained Glass
Upward!
Upward!

And the artwork …

Artwork
Artwork

But hey!  At least the exterior establishing shot came out solid.

Mission-Dolores
Mission Dolores

And better that than irritating a bunch of folks in church.  Generally not a good idea …

Happy shooting!

See more of my work at http://www.patricklcahalan.co.nf  and http://www.flickr.com/photos/patricklcahalan

 

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