This mission was founded by Father Kino and is located on the Tohono O’Odham reservation southwest of Tucson, Arizona, USA. Designated a National Historic Landmark, It has been in existence since the late 1700’s and is still an active church. It has been restored several time. The east tower has yet to be restored, but the economic situation has delayed the start of the project.

Photographed with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 using three exposures and Dynamic HDR.

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I am a 60+ retiree who loves photography. I am active in the Green Valley (AZ) Camera Club where I teach several classes. Joining this organization has taken my photography to new levels. I consider my cameras and my computers to be my creative media.

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done, sweetie!!! I see the orange caution cones and the scaffolding are off!!! YAY!!! Your HDR is glorious … well done!!!!!

  • Thank you very much, Lois. I have realized that with the very harsh daytime lighting that HDR is really the only way to show the true colors of a subject here in the southwest.

    – Linda Gregory

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image. I love the before and after aspects of the restoration going on. I hope they can finish it soon. Good work, Linda.

  • Thank you very much, Aunt Dot. Don’t know when they’ll get to finish the project. Funding has dried up.

    – Linda Gregory

  • gcampbell
    gcampbellalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda!

  • Thank you very much, Gary.

    – Linda Gregory

  • John44
    John44almost 5 years ago

    Fantastic depth, gorgeous color, beautiful image!
    A fav from the dutch Jury

  • Thank you very much, John. The HDR really brings out the detail and colors.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Linda Hardt
    Linda Hardtalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Linda Gregory

  • John Weakly
    John Weaklyalmost 5 years ago

    Great work Linda. The HDR really brings this picture alive. You’re a pioneer in our group.

  • Thanks very much, John. The only problem is that I have to use a tripod. Means more stuff to carry, but I guess it’s worth it.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 5 years ago

    Linda. Great capture. I love the look using HDR.

  • Thank you very much, Lucinda. HDR really brings out the textures in the subject. Makes the colors more intense, too.

    – Linda Gregory

  • bobatkinson
    bobatkinsonover 4 years ago

    Spent an hour there today writing this:

  • Thank you very much, Bob. I’ll check out your blog.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Judith. I appreciate the feature.

    – Linda Gregory

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 3 years ago

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