Mission San Xavier Mortuary Chapel

Marty CohenArchitecture, Arizona, B+W, Tucson7 Comments

Mission San Xavier Mortuary Chapel

Mission San Xavier Mortuary Chapel

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There is a building on the west side the Mission San Xavier del Bac, 10 miles from Tucson. It is a domed chapel with a belfry that was used as a mortuary chapel. It sits alone alongside an open cortile. I processed this photo using some special black and white grain techniques and gave it the sepia toning.

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The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 40D, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/90 sec at f/16, ISO 100.

7 Comments on “Mission San Xavier Mortuary Chapel”

  1. I love the duplication of the arches in the fence played against the gauntness of the tree trunk and that softened by the fluffiness of the mesquite foliage. All in that subtle sepia tone – beautiful! – ps

  2. The sepia tone really brings out even more the “oldness” of this building. Beautiful composition, the tree paralleling the cross and growing up towards the heavens . . . very serene as I guess a mortuary should be. Love it!

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