These photos were made two years ago in Ruby, Arizona, a ghost town a few miles from the U.S. – Mexico border. Ruby is a former mining town that was abandoned in the 1940s. It is open to visitors a couple of days a week. Finding it is a bit of a trick and requires driving six miles on dirt roads with cattle and border patrol vehicles wandering about. You have to sign a waiver to enter the property because while visitors are welcome, this is not a walk in the park. Caution needs to be taken to not fall down the mine shaft or encounter rattlesnakes. There are two sections to the town: a housing area and the mining area.
These shots were taken soon after I got a dSLR but before taking classes and were shot as jpgs. I re-edited them this week in Lightroom to convert them to BW and re-crop them to make them a bit more interesting.