This early chapel was built in Antigua, Guatemala, in 1599. One of the earliest missions to be built, it led to the more famous missions in California. I scouted this location a few days earlier and completely missed this scene with the receding arches. On a return scouting visit near the end of my trip, I noticed the little bits of flower, turned around and saw the four arches leading into the background. I stopped, set up the tripod and made my exposures. Just then, the light changed and the photo was gone. For me, the photo captures the essence of Guatemala. The old cobblestone streets, the ancient colorful buildings and facades from 500 years ago make it a color photographer’s dreamland.