The Mission

The Mission

(1/500, F7.1, ISO100, 18mm)

 This is the same mission from the previous post of the Cortijo del Fraile.
Apart from being used in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (AKA EL Bueno, El Feo y El Malo) it was also used in the movie A Bullet for the General , with the late great Klaus Kinski, whom I especially enjoyed in Fitzcarraldo and the other amazon-adventure movies with him and director Werner Herzog.
Here´s a shot of Kinski on top of the building in A Bullet for the General


49 thoughts on “The Mission

    • Thank you so much, Meg
      That´s precisely what I hoped to achieve, make it even more timeless than it is, cuz in reality its crumbling pretty fast and wont be there very long if somebody doesnt take are of it; shame as it has a big history in one of Spains most famous novels and ofcourse the Sergio Leone western-trilogy!

      Have a great day, Ron.

    • Thanks very much, Stan, i really enjoy your photos too and think youre a great photographer; i think me changing from daily posts -although i had a huge archive instead of having to take one every day- did make the quality deteriorate over the course of the year. Now only posting what i consider good enough hopefully improved quality….
      Very flattered by your compliment, thanks, Ron.

    • Whooa, thank you, Peggy, that´s such a nice thing to say and very glad to hear i contributed to a good feeling, thanks so much, greetings from Spain, Ron.

  1. Hi. Thank you for your ‘Like’. Your images are very good and I’m now ‘following’ you – please reciprocate if you wish. I particularly like your shots of dereliction. I also like Werner Hertzog whom I studied as part of a project on New German Cinema. Best wishes, V.

    • Hello Victor, you´re welcome. thank you for your interest in my shots. I´m a big fan of Herzogs, especially his old movies, but his new documentaries are very interesting as well – Cave of Forgotten dreams was amazing!
      Greetings, Ron.

    • Thank you, Derrick, good to hear, cuz this is more a documenting photo to begin with than a really good photo; so good to know the postprocessing made it more interesting. Greetings, Ron.

    • Hi Bente, didnt know that one too, but when doing some searching on the location i found that shot and as a big fan of italian westerns and Klaus Kinski too i had to see it, ofcourse not a Sergio Leone, but liked it nonetheless.
      Thanks for your comment, all the best to you, Ron.

    • Thank you, Louis, you mean inside and outside the mission?
      Personally i thought this outside shot was a bit mediocre as a photo but more interesting as a view to document this great location!
      Greetings, Ron.

  2. A photograph out of time…the B&W version makes impossible to tell what era it might have been taken. Just beautiful! BTW – LOVE those movies!!

    • Thanks, Maya,guess the place is been like this -well deteriorating- for a long long time. Hoped the B&W would get the stronger parts of this photo out.
      Those movies were the reason we wanted to visit this place and lots more that were used40 years ago, some of em were exactly as in the movies 😉
      Have agreat week, Ron.

    • Thank you, Margaret, glad you two agree on that 😉
      As you know by now ruined plastered walls are one of my favorite subjects!
      Hope all is well, greetings, Ron.

  3. I like the textures in this one – very well done. The clouds are very interesting – there is a lot of variety in them; I especially like the small, darker clouds between the tree and the tower.

    • Thanks so much, Melinda,didnt notice the small ones in between, great you noticed, like em too now 🙂
      And although I like crumbling buildings to give me their textures, i guess this one is nowadays a bit too ruined…
      Have a great weekend, Ron.

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