We'll Leave The Light On For You

A partially open door on a derelict building, constructed by the CCC in the 1930s near Abiquiu Lake New Mexico, catches late afternoon light, highlighting the textures of the stone walls and boards.

Technical Details

Composite: No
EF 70-200mm @ 73mm; f/9 @ 1/8 sec, -2 EV, ISO 100


I like it. What a terrific find. I love the huge log over the center. And the doorframe looks solid to this day even though it probably isn’t. Looks like the roof is gone.

Great find and wonderful light on it. Thanks for sharing, Bob.

I bet the towels there are softer than the last couple of Motel 6’s I stayed at! Cool image, Bob.

Thank you Ms. Smith. This required a bit of wandering about in the desert as it is not visible from anywhere one can drive. Not safe to enter this one as it is structurally unsound. There are other structures in the same vicinity but they are less-well preserved, not having all four walls intact so "interior access is easy

Thank you David. Late afternoon, low-angle light

Thank you Harley. I cannot attest to the quality of the linens. More likely than not they are spider webs and rat nests.