Night photography: Nevada silver mine ruins

Cyanide tanks and ore processing building, Nevada silver mining ruins - by Joe Reifer
Cyanide tanks and ore processing building, Nevada silver mining ruins - by Joe Reifer

I've just posted a new gallery with night photography of an old silver mine in Western Nevada. These images are from two nights of shooting during the June full moon. We had cloudy skies the first night, and crystal clear conditions that favored long star trails on the second night. We were fortunate to meet the caretaker and his dogs during the daytime and get permission to photograph these amazing old structures. The conveyor system over the road to transport ore down the hill for processing was really cool. Beyond the thrill of photographing these ruins at night, hanging out with the caretaker was my favorite part of the experience. One photo shows the corrugated mining building that he lives in, and old hippie bus that he arrived in over 20 years ago. The bus is called Furthest, which is a play on Ken Kesey's bus Further. Enjoy the gallery, and let me know if you have questions about any of the exposure, light painting, or post-processing techniques.

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