While on a meetup detour to the Old Mission Santa Barbara, I decided to only use the 100mm macro lens I’ve rented. Since it is a fixed 100mm that means I need to zoom with my feet. The lens also has a maximum aperture of f2.8 which when used can make for some very shallow depth of field. Even though it’s a macro lens that doesn’t mean all my shots have to be close-ups. Join me on my journey through the mission.
This sign is at the front entrance
I was trying to capture the architectural detail of the hallway and decided to keep the legs in the shot.
Spent some time focusing on the flowers in the courtyard area and playing with the aperture settings
I practiced my portrait photography on these statues
Capturing mission details
There is a fountain in front of the mission that I was photographing when I noticed the circles in the design looked like eyes and the water like tears. I recomposed my shot to get this final shot.