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Dimensions4800 x 7200
Original file size16.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken23-Sep-19 12:11
Date modified7-Apr-20 19:02
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal length40 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/320 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 50
Metering modeSpot
Porta A Paradiso

Porta A Paradiso

San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church, Golden, New Mexico. Real de San Francisco and Placer del Tuerto were two small communities eatablished in the area about 1820. Gold was discovered in 1825 and the two towns joined to become Golden. By 1828 Golden was a ghost town.

The church is now one of the most photographed sites along the historic Turquoise Trail. After being abandoned for twenty years Michael R Montano came along and with the help of local parishoners, restored the church which now holds mass every Saturday afternoon.