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San Jose de Tumacacori

Lois  Bryan

Joined August 2008

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Featured in Nikon D40x January 29, 2011.
Featured in History May 11, 2009.
Featured in ImageWriting May 10, 2009.
Featured in The Wild West Show May 8, 2009.
Featured in American Southwest May 7, 2009.
Featured in A Beautiful Blur May 5, 2009.
Featured in Imaginative Realism May 5, 2009.

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National Historical Park, located in Tumacacori, Arizona, not far from Tucson.

“The Tumacácori Mission was established in 1691 by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino and is the oldest Jesuit mission site in southern Arizona. The mission was originally called San Cayetano del Tumacácori and was located in a different location than the National Monument. It was established at an extant native O’odham or Sobaipuri settlement on the east side of the Santa Cruz river. The location of this Sobaipuri settlement has been identified by archaeologist Deni Seymour who excavated and reported on the original San Cayetano del Tumacacori mission site, revising the earlier opinions of Charles Di Peso as to where this settlement was located.
After the Pima rebellion of 1751, the mission was moved to the present site on the west side of the river and renamed San José de Tumacácori. By 1848, the mission was abandoned and began falling into severe disrepair. Preservation and stabilization efforts began in 1908 when the area was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt and continue today.”

The above condensed from Wikipedia and literature from the National Park Service at Tumacacori.

Image taken with the Nikon D40x with the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens and cp filter on April 18, 2009, shutter speed 1/200, aperture f/8.0, exp 0.00, iso 100. Post processing included HDR in Photomatix from a single image, camera hand held, with eval at +/-2. I also added a fun sky layer, some texture from CGTextures, and a faint Vintage Effect in Photoshop.

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