Among the Stones

There is an old foundation near the town of New Smyrna in Florida. A house was built on it, but that wasn’t the original building. Historians suggest it may have been a Spanish fort, but such records do not exist. Nor does the ruin show up on any of the maps from the late 18th century when popular theories suggests it was built.

So who built it? And for what purpose? That is the mystery. Only theories remain to tantalize us. So naturally, The Twilit Lens had to see it for ourselves.

Elevated Ruin 300pxWe began with an elevated shot atop a 20 foot carbon fiber monopod using a 10mm lens (the next best thing to drone photography, which is heavily regulated in Florida). Next came some remote flash work (top photo). Deliberately underexposed for the ambient light, the camera was placed just above eye level with the speedlite lying on the edge of the trench.

 

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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