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Looking out of Mission Espiritu Santo

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on June 19th, 2016 by judy

Looking out of Mission Espiritu Santo

Goliad State Park, Texas.  This photograph was taken with a fisheye lens, corrected to look more or less right, then the dynamic range (brightness and darkness) adjusted. This view shows both the angels (?) above the door with their blue and white striped background, the beautiful doors, as well as the anaqua tree (aka sandpaper tree) outside. This mission was rebuilt (as best they knew how) by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.
 
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Mission Espiritu Santo

Posted in Architecture, Texas on June 17th, 2016 by judy

Mission Espiriti Santo
I took my fisheye lens to Goliad State Park on the way to the coast. This is Mission Espiritu Santo in fisheye, with a painterly effect applied. It’s easy to get the church with any normal lens, but I love the arcade and wanted to get a photograph with the arcade and the church.

Rock-a-Bye Motel, Luling, Texas

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on June 14th, 2016 by judy

Rock-a-Bye Motel

It looks like it once occupied the entire busy corner but now a Pizza Hut has taken the corner spot. Or maybe a filling station once took the corner spot. The layout is old style motel of the best sort — you not only park near your motel room, you get a garage!

Looking through the window

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on May 4th, 2016 by judy

Mission through a window

Looking through the window at Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, TX.  More playing with dynamic range…

Looking through the window

Posted in Architecture, Texas on May 3rd, 2016 by judy

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga

Looking through the window at Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, Goliad State Park, Goliad, TX. Playing with dynamic range…

Presidio La Bahia

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Infrared, Texas on April 28th, 2016 by judy

Presidio La Bahia

This is an infrared photograph of Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, Texas.  According to Wikipedia:  The Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía, known more commonly as Presidio La Bahia, or simply La Bahia is a fort constructed by the Spanish Army that became the nucleus of the modern-day city of Goliad, Texas.  Goliad also is home to the wonderful Goliad State Park with its wonderful mission restored by the CCC in the 1930s.   There is a small fee to enter, but the interior is well worth a visit.

Three Crosses

Posted in Architecture, Texas on April 26th, 2016 by judy

Three Crosses

Goliad State Park’s Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, reconstructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Infrared, Landscapes, Texas on April 20th, 2016 by judy

Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga,

This is an infraared photo of Mission of Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zuñiga, in Goliad State Park in Goliad, TX.   This mission was reconstructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. (Texans should know that most of the Texas state parks are works of the CCC to this day…)  This is an infrared photograph, converted to B&W and then manipulated with various tools…

Dick and Charley’s Tea Room

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Nature, Texas, Water on December 18th, 2015 by judy

Dick and Charley's Tea Room in B&WThis is a B&W interpretation of Dick and Charley’s Tea Room on Caddo Lake.  To me it has the feeling of coming to get a bit of moonshine after dark…

Dick and Charley’s Tea Room

Posted in Architecture, Texas, Water on December 18th, 2015 by judy
Speakeasy

This building on Caddo Lake is said to have been a speakeasy in prohibition times.