Long Exposure Photograph of an old abandoned home just outside of De Smet, South Dakota, childhood hometown of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the late 1800s. If you’re not looking, you’d completely miss the beauty, off the highway tucked behind a row of trees. But we were fresh out of the local emergency room after one of us took a bit of a tumble out of a different abandoned home nearby, and the adrenaline had us alert, eyes-peeled for fresh finds. We returned the following full moon night, but because neighbors were still seemingly awake right next door, we kept a low profile. As we quietly crept around the fence, we heard loud snorts accompanied by rustling in the surrounding dry field. Deer, we hoped. We hadn’t explored this one in the daylight, so it came to our surprise that all entrances were completely blocked by the piles of refuse inside. Having just survived the trappings of the abandoned the previous day, it was nice to take a break from the occupational hazard. All the green created by our Protomachines flashlight came from crouching low and tucking an arm in each window corner.