I have visited the area south of Tucson Az. a number of times to photograph the Tumacacori Mission. The first mission built on this site was constructed in 1691 by Father Kino, and the current mission was constructed in the mid 18th century. There are numerous old grave sites in the courtyard from people who worked and lived at the mission. This mission is now part of the National Parks system and is wonderful place to spend a day looking at the structures built by an old civilization and learning about their culture. I made this image around noontime in intense sunlight. I compressed several different exposures together to render some detail in the harsh shadows.