The other evening I joined a group of folks from the Redlands Camera Club that went to the Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. to photograph the Festival of Lights.
The Mission Inn is a sight to see in Southern California. Not only is the Mission Inn a very historical building that Presidents (Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George W. Bush, and Richard Nixon. Pat and Richard Nixon were married there!), social leaders ( Susan B. Anthony, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, John D Rockefeller, Collis and Henry Huntington, Albert Einstein, Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Hubert H. Bancroft, Harry Chandler, Booker T. Washington, Helen Keller, and John Muir), and other celebrities (Raquel Welsh, Barbara Streisand, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, and the list goes on and on) have frequented the Mission over the years, but it still is a well persevered National treasure that many normal regular folks, like me, can appreciate and enjoy today.
It is especially beautiful during the holidays when the Mission holds the Festival of Lights. I have tried to capture the display to share with you on this blog. I used my trusty, Canon Rebel EOS T2i with various lens. A tripod was necessary for the evening shoot. I also, used a setting for white balance for tungsten lights and ISO 100 when possible. During the shoot, I found it necessary to shoot various settings to get the desired results. Night photography is a challenge for me at this stage of the game….
For your knowledge, the Mission Inn is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historical Places, U.S. National Historical Landmark and as a California Historical Landmark. The location is 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside CA. It was built-in 1902 and has multiple types of architect but mostly Mission/ Spanish. It is now privately owned.
The last photo shows the large clock overlooking the courtyard in the Spanish wings. It is a grand medieval-style clock .