Baptismal Fonts, Mission San Juan Bautista
I made this image on January 13, 2012. The mission was begun in 1797. The building of the church began in 1803. It was dedicated in 1812 but not finished until 1817. It continues being used to this day. I remember visiting the mission as a child in the 1950's. I first photographed it in 1981. Click here to see an image I made from that visit. For this image I used 2 Sigma DP1 digital cameras mounted next to each other on a panoramic device I constructed which allows the cameras to rotate up or down around what is called the entrance pupil of the lens. This enabled me to tilt the cameras slightly downward to make one part of the image, then straight ahead, and then slightly upward to make the three parts of the image. I blended the parts of the image together using a computer program called Panorama Tools Graphic User Interface (PTGUI for short). The exposures were 5 seconds at f/8 (ISO 50). You can see the image in the format you prefer by clicking on one of the following: parallel, cross-eyed, or anaglyph (red/cyan glasses).