THE MISSION SAN GABRIEL ARCHANGEL…… or…… MAC vs PC

There is a very distinct difference between a MAC and a PC blog presentation in WordPress.  In fact, maybe it’s not just evident in WordPress.  Maybe it happens all the time.  (I know, you’re expecting to read something about a mission.  Patience,my friend.)

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My home computer is a MAC.  I do all of my post processing for my WordPress blog on my MAC.  I often use a combination of IPhoto and Photoshop Elements for my editing process.  Then it is my standard practice to upload my images to my blog from my MAC.

At some point later, I will then write the text for my blog using the laptop from my office – which happens to be a PC.  When I’m composing the blog text, I invariably notice a drastic difference in my images!  If I could just be so bold to say this: If you are viewing my blog from a PC, you are missing much of the detail and vibrancy of the color and of the overall image in general.  And not only within the color images, but with these sepia images, as well.  There is simply a vast difference.

So I ask you, are you using a PC or a MAC?  Seriously…I would really like to know.  Even if you’ve never commented, now is the time to get your feet wet.  Simply respond with a comment of PC or MAC, whichever may be appropriate for you.

This is an image of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel located in San Gabriel, California.  I’ve used a sepia filter in my post processing and added some dust and scratches, as well as minimal noise.   I then added  the halo effect as a natural result of the highlight adjustment, in my attempt to present this image in a way that would lend itself to the period at hand.  Here again, the post processing has taken on a very different appearance on a PC as opposed to a MAC.  But, I still like the end result.

Mission San Gabriel Archangel - San Gabriel, California

This mission was very different from my visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano, in that it was considerably smaller and lacked the architectural distinctive of the arched corridors so prevalent at the Mission San Juan Capistrano.  And yet, it’s beautiful in its own right.

Mission San Gabriel Archangel was founded on September 8, 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, Presidente of the California Missions Chain. It was the 4th mission in the 21 mission chain in Alta California. It was named for the Archangel Gabriel. The mission was designed by Father Antonio Cruzado with the front of the mission actually being a side wall. The entrance to the mission is on the side of the building.

Father Junipero Serra was considered by his contemporaries to be an exceptionally devout missionary with great courage, remarkable intelligence and persistence. Under Father Serra’s direction, Fathers Pedro Cambin and Joseph de la Somera founded the San Gabriel Mission.

The Mission’s name also came to be associated with the native Shoshone people of this land that continue to be known as the “Gabrielenos.” Together, the Gabrielenos and Franciscans successfully built the Mission into what Father Serra predicted it would become — The Pride of the Missions. However, the secularization of the Mission in 1833, under the provincial rule of the newly independent Mexican nation, destroyed Father Serra’s vision of indigenous management of the Missions. By 1852, the Franciscans were gone, and the Mission operated minimally as a small diocesan church.

A new era of growth and vitality began in 1908, with the arrival of the Claretian Missionaries. Following the charisma of their founder, Saint Anthony Claret, the Claretians restored, rebuilt, reorganized and rejuvenated the Mission into new spiritual life. When the Claretians opened a parochial school in 1912, the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose were invited to offer leadership in the service of education for the parish school. In 1949, the Mission High School was established to further the Claretian mission and outreach to the youth of the community.

If you’ve read this far there must be an overwhelming interest that deserves to be rewarded!  Therefore, I would like you to know that I’ve captured what I consider to be a beautiful image of the chapel interior, which I’ll be posting in an upcoming blog post.

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~ by photographyfree4all on May 5, 2011.

25 Responses to “THE MISSION SAN GABRIEL ARCHANGEL…… or…… MAC vs PC”

  1. I can relate to a lot of what you are writing. Because I also use a Mac, and PC laptop. My PC has windows seven, and they are both different. Its funny, because, I like certain things on my Mac, that my PC does not have, but vice a versa…..and I will email, photos from one to another, to work on. Great picture, you used. It looks old, antiquated, and gives age, and grace to the building itself, from your perspective.

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  2. Well, I have a PC at work and a Mac at home so I can’t wait to get home to compare the two images. It’s an interesting photo, makes me think of old photos in my grandmother’s attic. Seems like another place in time – kind of a nice place to visit once in a while.

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  3. PC

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  4. I use a PC at home and work, but I’ve seen what images look like on a Mac, and I have to say that I am a bit envious!! Photos are definitely sharper and more vibrant on a Mac!

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  5. I am view from a PC and still very much enjoy your photography. 🙂

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  6. I like everything on my MAC, and tolerate everything on my PC, Elena! 🙂 Thank you for your comments! I always look forward to them!

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  7. Let me know what you think, Car54, after you check at home. There is a big difference in my book. 🙂

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  8. I’m a mac guy and you are quite correct about how a pc presents an image. Miss California!

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  9. I was a PC guy until 3 years ago when I bought my first MAC. I have to say, Bob, they’re great for photography! Hey…great to hear from you, Bob!

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  10. I hear you, Holly! I’m sold!! 🙂

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  11. Thank you for saying that, Elena! 🙂

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  12. Hey Chris! MAC for me…3 years now… 🙂

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  13. Mac…never even realized there would be a difference in visual quality if viewed on a PC. I get a lot of comments from people I know that are on PCs, but they never indicated any difference (and wouldn’t, since they’re not on Mac)…

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  14. PC, pictures are still lovely anyway!

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  15. Well now, that was very nice of you to say, Dawn! I’ll chalk up another PC in the tally. 🙂

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  16. I see quite a difference with my MAC, Eseltee. And, my PC is actually newer. But, if you’re on one or the other exclusively…you probably wouldn’t notice any difference…unless you had just converted from one to the other. Thanks for stopping by! Jump in anytime…we welcome your professional input! 🙂

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  17. I’m curious… have you calibrated either your Mac screen or you PC screen??? Could be something as simple as that and not necessarily a PC vs. Mac thing.

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  18. Thanks for bringing that into the mix, Derrick. That’s a really good point, because I have not calibrated either screens. However in saying that, I’m not sure the calibration would account for the difference I’m seeing. Although, it could be interesting to check out. Thanks, Derrick! Always appreciate what you bring to the discussion.

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  19. You know Derrick, I really wonder how many people actually calibrate their computer screen. I think it would be interesting to know, since it’s not something most people thin k about. Interesting…

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  20. I know… I have put it off myself due to the expense. I do know that on the three pc’s I have access to the images all look different to a degree. My laptop, which is the newest, running windows 7, is the worst of them all!

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  21. PC for me. I didn’t realize there would be a difference. I would like to someday at least try out a MAC. I hear they are great but the have a price to match.

    I still like your photos even if I am not getting the best view on my little laptop PC.

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  22. Another PC! Thanks, Miss Betty. I’m glad you stopped by.

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  23. PC with a calibrated monitor. Very cool shot BTW!

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  24. Thanks, Michael! Is that an expensive process? I think Derrick started this thread about calibration. I was just wondering. Thanks!

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  25. Hi Steve, No it’s not too expensive. Especially if you’re going to print your images either yourself or send them to a lab. The one I use is the Datacolor Spyder3Pro. It lists on their website for $169. But it’s a small price to pay when you want to get the best possible prints from your images.

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