California Missions – a twist of fate and night photography for CMSA

Sorry for the re-posting of this article. Unfortunately, for some reason hackers decided this posting was necessary for their use. After changing all my security settings and completely redoing this site, a few still found their way in, so I was forced to delete this post and start again from scratch.
Again, I would like to extend a special thank you to David Bolton, California Mission Studies Association and Kim Johnston, Cultural Global Media for all their hard work in helping me obtain permissions to photograph and be on the properties at night.

I first started photographing the California Missions at night while attending city College of San Francisco back in the mid nineties utilizing the full moon as my natural light source.
I had only visited a couple of the Missions and found the night time visits peaceful and relaxing. They also brought me a special sentiment for these beautiful landmarks.
In the quiet of the night, one can sense the history, while seeing a unique vision of the various architecture. The night skies also permit a great opportunity to see the Missions in a truly Black and White view. Continue reading