18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Ghost Town Milky Way

While passing through Nelson Ghost Town in Nevada, on 05/18/19, this beautiful, rustic, general store facade just grabbed my attention. So I took this foreground image at dusk with the sole intention of marrying it with a perfectly angled Milky Way image, which presented itself about two months later in Joshua Tree National Park. So I judiciously changed the foreground image into an idyallic nighttime image and carefully blended both images together in Photoshop to make my dream scape a reality.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Nelson, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © John LeeWong