Mission - San Xavier del Bac - #6 by diomedes66 ()
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Mission - San Xavier Del Bac
Obviously, this is the mission's altar - a tad ornate for my personal taste - almost everything up there has been gilded in either gold or silver. This was a particularly onerous shot as I felt that bringing a tripod into a church while people were praying would be a bit gauche so I sat in the first pew, rested the camera on the railing in front of me and squeezed off the shot - 1.5 seconds at f3.1 - one could spend weeks just photographing the detail up here.
Another artistic scribbling - Your comments and suggestion are very highly valued and quite deeply appreciated.
Image Comments (48)
RodolfoCiminelli () 1:07PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
Wonderful and incredible altarpiece......!!!! Splendid photo......!!! V
live2 () 1:16PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
You are right, it is very ornate, but when you think of all the painstaking time and effort it took to create this, it is truely a wonder!! Excellent shot!!
Tedz () 1:28PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
A fine Image of ...."over opulence"...a Peon would feel out of place in Heaven :]
Digitell () Online Now! 1:35PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
Just beautiful! I love looking at churches such as this one..it is amazing the amount of work and money that goes into them! Beautiful!! V!
Zacko () 1:41PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
THAT IS SOOOOOO AMAZING!!!! Amazing details!!!! Wonderful capture Paul!!! You nailed it! Have a great upcoming week. #:O)
jocko500 () 1:59PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
amazing altarpiece......!!!! this was the thing to do back then. lol but this is super looking
2Loose2Trek () 2:41PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
Wonderful interior shot with fine detail, particularly well done without a tripod. Kudos!
jcv2 () 4:24PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
Wow, wealthy ornaments filling this church building, impressive artwork!
DELMUR () 4:28PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
love the " baroque " churches! this one is toomuch! your pic is a delight!
Syltermermaid () 4:51PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
It looks amazing!!! This is so impressive, but in my mind I see all this poor mexican people, specially 100 and more years ago who had not enough to eat and this church is stuffed with gold, what a blasphemy and this was called a mission!!!! However I love this wonderful image, it is from overwelming beauty!!! Excellent captured!!!
Richardphotos () 5:00PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
very ornate and reminds me of some cathredrals in the Filipines. often hard to make a good capture in a church with poor light but yours came out perfect
Margana () 5:02PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
You did a fabulous job capturing this Paul.A tad ornate? What an understatement!!!!!-M :)
PinkLarkspur () 5:39PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
This is a beautiful capture! And the history is interesting to this church as well. http://emol.org/tucson/sanxavier/history.html It is so easy for non-Christians to blame Christians for everything. :-(
CavalierLady () 5:44PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
Impressive ornate altar and a beautiful shot... wonderful lighting!
logiloglu () 5:48PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
wow, an impressive altar. its a pleasure to explore the amazing details. wonderful image,Paul. * bravo * again #:O)
Elfenone () 6:56PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
This is very elaborate, but it tells a story of devotion and love and great faith. Someone spent many many hours and attention to detail, to accomplish this very driven decoration.
maggiemai () 7:01PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
Wow ...such detail! What an amazing subject and image. Beautiful!! :-)
tvernuccio () 9:17PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
i can't believe how it looks inside! i certainly didn't expect this! it's a gorgeous capture, Paul!!! you show us fantastic detail!!! I could spent hours shooting this place too! :)
tibet2004uk () 10:05PM | Sun, 28 August 2005
Oh wow!! Now this is a real piece of art!!! I'm always amazed when I see that kind of architecture and its complexity! No wonder it took sometimes centuries to finish one of those!!!