Burned Out Church, Southern Colorado, 2010

I often visit this location in Southern Colorado. I cannot remember all the details, but I recall that this structure was once a church that burned down, and some dead school children were involved. Not exactly a happy place, but timeless in many ways. I’ll explain why as we mill through some shots…

Burned Out Church, Southern Colorado, 2010
Canon EOS 5D converted to Infrared, 24mm
ISO 100 : 1/320 at f8
This shot and others can be found on my westernspaces.com site

The facade hides much of the desolation contained. Whenever I go, the wind is always at it- low howling sounds can be heard. When outside the structure, you can get buffeted around trying to take a steady shot.. Notice my shutter speed was at 1/320.

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Shell
Burned Out Church – Inside, Southern Colorado, 2010
Canon EOS 5D converted to Infrared, 25mm
ISO 100 : 1/160 at f8
This shot and others can be found on my westernspaces.com site

Inside, you’re more protected from the winds. You might have expected some floors, interior walls, even a floor. But there is none of that. The floor is just gravel, with a few cement supports. The outside walls are wonderfully layered with adobe and brick.

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Monolith
Burned Out Church – Inside, Southern Colorado, 2010
Canon EOS 5D converted to Infrared, 24mm (EF24-70 f2.8)
ISO 100 : 1/320 at f8
This shot and others can be found on my westernspaces.com site

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Presence- Event Stronger
Burned Out Church – Inside, Southern Colorado, 2010
Canon EOS 5D converted to Infrared, 24mm (EF24-70 f2.8)
ISO 100 : 1/250 at f8
This shot and others can be found on my westernspaces.com site

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