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Mike Berenson

Mountain Mining Under Milky Way Skies

"Don't worry honey, it'll be great! I've got a cool place all picked out for us right near the train station. It has an open floorplan with lots of skylights..." I'm not sure if this was a loading station or a case where the cabin jumped into the path of a speeding train, but either way sure shows some interesting history.

This image was taken from the ruins of the Genessee Mine near Red Mountain Pass between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. I found this location while doing some scouting on a trail off of Red Mountain Pass so I decided to return at night for a capture that included the Milky Way. As it turned out, this composite image used just two captures, both with the same settings. I just used the two to make up for some weak light painting I did in the foreground on each of the single exposures.

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