Red Door at Sunset - Mesilla, New Mexico

Larry Costales

Lake Elsinore, United States

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(Inspired by setting Sun) This facade is very popular with photographers visiting historical Messilla, NMex, but most photo tourists miss the sunset light on this subject. This image is now no longer possible because the Nopal suffered severe frost bite and has been reduced to a nub. I often check on this facade when visiting my cousin who lives a few blocks from the plaza.
Location: Behind the church (Albino Basilica)
Shot w/ Canon EOS Rebel T1i; ISA 400 1/125 sec F-Stop 5.6, Focal Length 55mm
Mesilla is a town from the 1860s
History: During the American Civil War, Mesilla briefly served as capital of the Confederate Territory of Arizona 1861-1862. The village of Mesilla was incorporated in 1848, after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo moved the U.S.–Mexico border south of the village of Doña Ana, placing it in the United States. During the “Wild West” era, Mesilla was known for its cantinas and festivals. The area attracted such figures as Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and Pancho Villa. The village was also the crossroads of two major stagecoach, mail, and trade routes: the Butterfield Stagecoach and the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
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