Forrest_Imagery
Forrest_Imagery

Moon Over Elvis Chapel

A long-exposure during a full moon, of Elvis Chapel at the Superstition Mountain-Lost Dutchman Museum in Apache Junction, Arizona.

I used a flashli...
Read more

A long-exposure during a full moon, of Elvis Chapel at the Superstition Mountain-Lost Dutchman Museum in Apache Junction, Arizona.

I used a flashlight to " light paint " The Cholla Cactus (trees), to bring out some detail.
Every cholla cactus I have ever seen is 3-5 feet tall, these guys are monsters standing at nearly 14 feet tall.
I wanted to try and show that these were actually cactus instead of trees.

Elvis Chapel originally sat on Apacheland Movie Studios property a few miles away. After a fire nearly destroyed the chapel and much of the studios in 2004, the remaining buildings were to moved to the museum property.
The death of Elvis Presley in 1977, inspired the chapel to be named after him and served as a catalyst to salvage the Apacheland ruins, even though the fire happened decades after his demise.
The chapel was best known for its idyllic location - role in Elvis's film Charro. It now serves as a museum and wedding chapel.

Elvis Chapel, Apache Junction, Arizona 2016

Shutter 20 sec
ISO 400
Aperture 8.0
Focal Length 23mm
EV -2-3
Filter none
Read less

Views

358

Likes

Awards

Peer Award
DJMorris dianarootphotography DrPhrogg jamesrichardbruce tazzzer62 gingerginger2 ivanfurman +16
Superb Composition
BMac001 reginaldgargaro67 Oziephotographer michaellsmith sdavis63 MEDOM jaycouey +6
Top Choice
toonsmits joysquires jamiesarkett shawshankredemption DomCastro jeffswanson dpeters58 +3
Absolute Masterpiece
bobbytaylor countryside anavelarubio snowbird16 JustGarden elenatudor
Outstanding Creativity
colehouse Ambient360 Photozackman PattyFrank
All Star
lucadesesseintes Mother_Nature Capture-Life
Magnificent Capture
Steve2259 joestanley
Superior Skill
tcoble

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Long Exposure Experiments Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Spectacular Monochromes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Spectacular Monochromes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

Categories


9 Comments | Report
Angela_Hope
 
Angela_Hope March 21, 2017
Awesome shot! I have been here several times and haven't gotten quite the right image yet. Well done! Love the black and white, perfect composition for the historic nature of the building.
Hollyl69
 
Hollyl69 March 23, 2017
Outstanding image!!
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature March 27, 2017
Lovely Image-Emotive, great skill with painting with light, Adds perfect Contrast --My eye never leaves the image with the Moon and Light keeping the balance--Wonderful Capture--and Thank you for sharing your work.
ashleysowter
 
ashleysowter March 29, 2017
cool atmosphere and mood. very eerie!
dianadowhower PRO+
 
dianadowhower April 19, 2017
So beautiful....
chrismercerimages Premium
 
chrismercerimages April 22, 2017
This is an awe inspiring image. I really don't have the words to express what it is that makes me love this image.
anavelarubio
 
anavelarubio May 16, 2017
Awesome shot! :)
Oziephotographer
 
Oziephotographer August 26, 2017
Great image, Feels inviting yet for of spooky trees. lol Very creative.
dianarootphotography PRO+
 
dianarootphotography June 02, 2018
love this one!

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all