Night Photography

February 21, 2011

Mark and I traveled to Terlingua back in October to work on a documentary about Night Photography. We had been invited by photographer Scott Martin to film a workshop he
and photographer Lance Keimig hold annually in the Big Bend region of West Texas.

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We stayed in the Perry Mansion with Scott, Lance and a workshop participant named Vincent.
Aside from the scorpions, the mansion was an incredible place to stay during our four night trip.
The Perry Mansion porch had a magnificent view of the mountains and the Ghost Town below.
Sitting out there with a bowl of cereal was a wonderful way to start each morning.

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Terlingua has a fascinating history with all kinds of man made ruins nestled into the landscape.

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Scott and Lance gathered the workshop participates in the Terlingua Church each afternoon for
daily lessons. The Church was such a beautifully unique place to be in. The way the light came
through the windows was pretty incredible.

Terlingua church

On the second day of our trip we visited the Villa de la Mina, a historic mine in Terlingua. The
sunset seemed particularly beautiful that day, so we took a few photos of our own.

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The mine had a horizontal shaft which allowed us to walk straight into it from the side of a large
hill. It was such an incredible experience to be deep underground in an abandoned mine. The group
of participates that went into the mine with us made the experience really fun and interesting.
Below: Angela points out calcite crystals in the mine ceiling.

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On the third night we visited several “Road Side Distractions” as Scott and Lance called them.
There were all kinds of interesting locations along the road leading into Terlingua that made for
interesting subjects to photograph. Below: Mark tries his hand at Night Photography.

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We really enjoyed our time out in West Texas and hope to make the trip out again soon time.
Watch the Completed film: Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark

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