The author, Jerry Day, invites you to accompany him on a journey down lonely desert byways and haunted trails to rediscover the forlorn and forgotten backwaters of the American Southwest; locations long abandoned, yet dreaming in the moonlit stillness of the dark desert night.
Along the way you will rediscover the scenic beauty and mystery only to be found at night in the desert southwest. Your journey will take you past the twisted silhouettes of wind sculpted rock formations and of eerily gnarled vegetation. Your path will also lead you to the abandoned dwellings and mines of the ghost town or to the achingly poignant rock art and cliff dwellings, remnants of an even more ancient people.
All of these subjects and more were photographed at night, often by the light of the Moon. Long exposures, at times lasting many minutes, were used to capture the moonlit landscape. With film for his canvas, a flashlight for his paintbrush, and colored gel filters serving as his oils, Jerry was able to 'paint with light', adding color to shadows and enhancing the mood and mystery of the composition.
Enjoy the journey.