Photo: Salvation Mountain (night photos, Mojave Desert, near Salton Sea)


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Leonard Knight spent three decades joyously painting religious messages on a tall mound of adobe he called Salvation Mountain. Knight built his mountain using adobe mixed with straw to keep strengthening the mountain. Mr. Knight believes that he has put more than 100,000 gallons of paint on his mountain to combat erosion of wind and rain.  Leonard Knight passed away in 2014.
Leonard Knight pasó tres décadas alegremente pintando mensajes religiosos en un montículo de altura de adobe que llamó Salvation Mountain (Montaña de la Salvación). Knight construyó su montaña con adobe mezclado con paja para mantener fortalecer la montaña. El Sr. Knight estima que él ha puesto más de 100000 galones de pintura en su montaña para combatir la erosión del viento y la lluvia. Leonard Knight falleció en 2014.
Taken at night. Subject illuminated while the shutter of the camera was open during this long exposure night photo. This is not a post-processing creation.

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