One of Ansel Adams’ better known images is of the classic San Francisco de Asis Mission Church located in Pueblo de Taos, New Mexico. Everyone who goes to Taos makes a stop at this mission to photograph its intriguing lines and historic shape. The main entrance of the building shown below is a fairly straightforward and famous image and I wanted to be sure to photograph this angle for posterity’s sake.
After shooting a few frames from the front, I set about to create something that wasn’t as instantly recognizable. I walked around the mission with my Nikon D800 and 14-24mm f2.8, hoping to find a composition that worked well. I finally found the shot I wanted from the back of the building by pushing in very tight and shooting wide angle at 14mm.