Mission San Juan Capistrano was the first mission I even visited. This mission sparked my interest in the California Missions. The adobe buildings reminded me of my grandmother’s house in Mexico. I felt like I went back in time. This is why I decided that if I photographed Mission San Juan Capistrano again the photos would have to be in Black and White.
The first time I stepped foot at the mission may years ago I had a Sony point in shoot camera. My employer provided me with this camera to complete an assignment. As I was paying for my admission to the mission I was informed that there would be an additional fee for photographers. I was flattered but I was no photographer. That day I did not take any photos. There were no smart phones back then.
I have visited the mission several times since then but for some reason I could not capture the place the way I wanted it. I kept taking color photos and that was my error. This last time I took my cellphone photographed the mission with only my smart phone, no fancy camera. The results are as follows.