Spanish Missions of California by Magnus Thordarson

This gallery is the product of multiple visits to the 21 California missions.  The missions are all historic mounuments, testament to the first permanent European settlement in California.  I have been photographing the missions since I moved to California in 1983.

Inaugural by Magnus Thordarson

The website opens with the Inaugural gallery.  It is a small section of the type of work I have done over roughly 50 years of taking pictures.  I shot the earliest photo in this gallery on a rocky Snæfellsnes beach in 1972 whereas the latest images are recent photographs from Iceland and California.  I shot film only until 2008, using various types of Kodak film exclusively.  Since then I have primarily used Nikon digital cameras and lenses taking advantage of the solid lineup of manual and autofocus products I have collected through time.