The Abo Salt Mission Ruins appear beneath the milky way in this night photo.


Abó, New Mexico

This is a single, 20-second exposure over the Abó Salt Mission ruins. I "painted" the ruins and grass with a flashlight. This method allows the Milky Way to be visible simultaneously with the (relatively bright) ruins in a single exposure. There are some dark clouds moving across the sky as well, partially obscuring the Milky Way but also giving the sky added complexity and depth. These ruins are an astounding 400 years old, as Fray Francisco Fonte commissioned their construction in 1622. It was a little eerie to walk around alone in the dark. Photo © copyright by Chris Ridgway.

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