It was late September in 2009 and it was a full moon. Arilem and I had planned to head out to do a couple hours of photography and didnt come up with much to see before we ran out of daylight. We found ourselves wanting to see more and with the full moon it was ideal for doing some night photography. We started to work our way east stopping at a few locations along the way, however our timing wasnt great and it was too risky to access any of the locations we stopped at.
So we continued to head further away from
Since our last visit a group from a local church nearby has been putting a lot of time and effort into cleaning up and restoring what remains of the old mission. Unfortunately all the old buildings are gone with exception to the church. Sometime in the past 7 years someone burnt down the only other remaining building which was a beautiful 3 story brick building that was last used as an infirmary / care home. However I believe the infirmary hasnt been used since the 1970s. We found that the location wasnt as creepy as it was the first time.
Im relatively new to night photography, but these appear to have turned out fairly well. This is some of my first work that involved extended exposures. One of the shots was a 5 minute exposure which gave me some photos that almost appear to be taken during the day. All these shots were taken between 10 11 PM and sunset was approximately 7:30PM that day.
Statue & Church
5 minute exposer
Cemetery 11PM – only light source is the full moon