boondocking sunset at Oliver Lee state Park Alamogordo New Mexico
I was out last night taking pictures of the sunset and I got to thinking that since I have an infrared camera and infrared can see things the human eye can't see why don't I walk up to Frenchy's old cabin and take an infrared picture and see what comes out.
It was starting to get pretty dark but the ruins of the cabin aren't to far away so I made my way up the hill and got there when there was barely enough light left to see. I have to admit it was pretty creepy walking up to the place, and the fact that an unsolved murder had occurred there probably had something to do with that.
When I was there in the daytime I remember wishing that the cabin was more intact instead of just a few broken down stone and adobe walls. But now in the dark I was glad I could take a picture from the outside and not have to walk inside a pitch black room where a murdered body had been found, and the fact that it happened over 100 years ago seemed a small consolation at the moment.
I went to the far end of the ruins and snapped a picture, I couldn't use the flash because that would mess up the infrared. I had planned on moving around and taking a few other pictures from different angles but I heard what sounded like a breeze blowing through the brush coming towards me and I thought it might be some Javelina, which you don't want to be around in the dark, so I made a hasty, but non-cowardly retreat back to the Arctic Fox.
I put the picture below but unfortunately the night was so dark and without a flash the picture came out too dark to see anything. Maybe I'll try again some night when there's a full moon.