Mission Carmel

Long weekend getaway in Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur--my first time ever on the Monterey Peninsula.

I packed lightly--Leica M2, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, handheld meter and a brick of Kodak TMax 100 in my ONA bag. One of my stops was Mission Carmel. Established in 1771, it's California's most faithfully restored of all the missions. Working parish, museum and Catholic school for grades K-8.

This trip came at a perfect time. The end of 2015 was busy and stressful at work. I needed some rest and recharge time. It also got me thinking a bit differently about where I want to go with my photography in 2016. More on that and more from my wanderings around Carmel in the coming days.