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    San Juan Capistrano Mission

    My wife and I drove down to San Clemente on Saturday for a day at the beach with the youth group from our Baptist church. On our way home we decided to stop in San Juan Capistrano. I had never been there and wanted to see the mission because I love historical points of interests. We only got to spend a short time in there as we were close to closing time. But here are a few shots from the grounds and inside the mission chapel. I also took my newly acquired Canonet 28 for a test spin using Kodak Elite Chrome 200 slide film, of which I just finished the roll today and will probably have the slides back next week.

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Ray those are just awesome.....
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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Very nice series! I think several of them especially stand out - the flower at the top, and also the candles. I think others like the Church sign etc are very very close to being standouts also, just need an exposure or compositional tweak here and there. Really great borders too - I may need to try that myself to put a little elegance in some of my shots.
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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Very nice, indeed! I think I like the candles best but its very close with the others.
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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    One of those places that Walt Disney introduced me to in the late 50's. It never look this great on the old black and white Olympia TV. Wonderfully colorful images Ray.
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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Ray,

    A very nice set of shots. I really like the candles, flower, and pews, but all are very nice. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Excellent shots Ray. We go there for mass like three times a year but my family is always too much in a rush for me to take pictures. I always knew I was missing out on something.

    I like the candles alot. Looking forward to the film shots.
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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Ray, this is a really beautiful series of shots! Looking forward to seeing how the test spin with the Canonet turned out.

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Thanks everyone! It looks like the candle shot seems to be the favorite of the bunch. My wife likes the water lily and actually wants me to print it and hang in the house somewhere.

    I sure wish I had had more time for shooting. Historical places such as this are a photographer's paradise. In fact, there was a wedding reception about to take place that day. I just happened to run into the photographer who was shooting the wedding couple and bridesmaids. I was standing behind the photographer and saying to my wife what an excellent spot for a wedding photo. The guy who was taking video told me that the photographer was one of the best in southern California. I didn't get his name, but being a photographer myself, I just had to take a look at the setting through my viewfinder. I wasn't going to take a picture, I just wanted to frame the scene to see what it looked like. The photographer turned around and looked at me with a real dirty look, like "What in th world do YOU think YOU'RE doing?" Like I said, I wasn't planning on taking a picture, but after he gave me that look I snapped off two pictures just to let him know I didn't care what he thought, LOL.




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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Like I said, I wasn't planning on taking a picture, but after he gave me that look I snapped off two pictures just to let him know I didn't care what he thought, LOL.
    Stuff like this is why I like Ray so much. That photog forgot that photography is not all business. He probably won't snap a shot unless he is getting paid for it.

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Quote Originally Posted by Xia_Ke
    Looking forward to seeing how the test spin with the Canonet turned out. Aaron
    Yeah, me too, but I'm a bit anxious about it. I found out the light meter doesn't work on the camera, even after putting in a new replacement battery. So I had to meter using my XTi. Hopefully I will have correctly exposed the roll. We'll see!!

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Quote Originally Posted by manacsa
    Stuff like this is why I like Ray so much. That photog forgot that photography is not all business. He probably won't snap a shot unless he is getting paid for it.

    Nice shots Ray.
    Thanks Eric. Yeah, I've done about three weddings so far, and it hasn't bothered me one bit that someone else is taking photos, unless of course the flash is going off and it will offset my exposure. But I had no flash on my camera, so there was no need for the photog to worry. Perhaps it was just his ego, you know, being "one of the best photographers in southern California" and all.

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    ... My wife likes the water lily and actually wants me to print it and hang in the house somewhere.
    I agree with your wife. A beautiful, elegant shot. Would go nicely in just about any room.
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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    These are beautiful. I'd love to take classes from someone like you to see your thought process from getting ready to shoot to the final product.

    I collect religious icons, crosses, rosaries etcetcetc..... There's some sort of connection of comfort and mystique all rolled into one for me. You caught that emotion I feel in your pics from the church. I just love those.

    Thanks for posting these.
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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Thanks everyone! It looks like the candle shot seems to be the favorite of the bunch. My wife likes the water lily and actually wants me to print it and hang in the house somewhere.

    I sure wish I had had more time for shooting. Historical places such as this are a photographer's paradise. In fact, there was a wedding reception about to take place that day. I just happened to run into the photographer who was shooting the wedding couple and bridesmaids. I was standing behind the photographer and saying to my wife what an excellent spot for a wedding photo. The guy who was taking video told me that the photographer was one of the best in southern California. I didn't get his name, but being a photographer myself, I just had to take a look at the setting through my viewfinder. I wasn't going to take a picture, I just wanted to frame the scene to see what it looked like. The photographer turned around and looked at me with a real dirty look, like "What in th world do YOU think YOU'RE doing?" Like I said, I wasn't planning on taking a picture, but after he gave me that look I snapped off two pictures just to let him know I didn't care what he thought, LOL.


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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Thanks Loupey, JETA and Ken.

    JETA, does that mean you'd pay me for photography classes? LOL

    Oh, and by the way, though I have been a Baptist for the past 20 years I used to be Roman Catholic before that, so I am quite familiar with the "mystique" presented by icons and such. I guess that's why it seemed easy for me to be able to catch that feeling.

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman

    JETA, does that mean you'd pay me for photography classes? LOL

    Oh, and by the way, though I have been a Baptist for the past 20 years I used to be Roman Catholic before that, so I am quite familiar with the "mystique" presented by icons and such. I guess that's why it seemed easy for me to be able to catch that feeling.
    Um, that's a big YES!

    I knew there had to be a little Catholic in you.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: San Juan Capistrano Mission

    [QUOTE=JETA]Um, that's a big YES!

    Wow, that's quite a compliment. Thanks!

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