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Today we have our fourth, and final, entry in what I have come to think of as Bill’s Mission Series. At least for now. Look at the colors on that altar! I wonder what’s next? ~WaterGirl
This mission was the first in my quest to see three missions in one day. I’d been to Solvang, a town founded by Danish immigrants back in the early 1900’s, several times but was unaware that there was a mission at the edge of town. So, I made plans for a trip to hit 3 missions(Santa Ines, La Purisima, and Santa Barbara) as well as a shot re-visit to Solvang.
Mission Santa Ines was founded in 1804 as a mission to occupy the midpoint between Mission Santa Barbara and the La Purisima Mission(near Lompoc), in the furtile Santa Ynez Valley. It also hosted a seminary making it the first institution of higher learning in the State of California(then Alta California).
Front of the chapel and bell tower at Mission Santa Ines.
Front of Mission Santa Ines in infrared with a color overlay.
Narrow shot of the altar at Mission Santa Ines, this was shot using a high ISO with multiple shots taken and combined to reduce the camera noise.
Wide shot of the chapel at Mission Santa Ines from the back of the chapel looking towards the altar. I’ve never encountered the fabric hanging from the ceiling in the other missions.
This is the view after you pay your admission and walk though the door to the mission garden. The main street of the City of Solvang is just beyond the line of trees at the back of the shot.
This is the mission courtyard from the other direction. The wall of the chapel is on the left.
The mission courtyard looking towards Solvang in infrared.
This is looking east from the mission’s parking lot at the Santa Ynez Valley.