Nine miles south of Tucson, on the Tohono O’odham reservation sits the beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac, an incredible structure constructed in 1797, with the mission itself dating back to 1692. It is undergoing repair and reconstruction, as you can see from the photos.
I had to wait patiently for tourists to move so that I could have a clear view of the building. It amused me how people would walk toward me and my tripod, looking straight at me and then turn, still standing in front of me, and take cell phone photos. I started thinking about how to clone them out in post processing. Finally, I took some shots with only a few people in the photo, and we went inside to tour the building.
When we came out, Lonnie noticed that the front of the building was clear, so I raced back to the car to get my tripod and set up again.
The image below has the completed tower in the foreground, the incomplete behind. Edited with Topaz Simplify and Flypaper textures.