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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Holding Fast...





"History is a relentless master.  It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
John F. Kennedy



I don't think JFK had Bodie in mind when he made this statement...
Bodie, California should definitely be on your list of places to visit 
if you come to California...
a ghost town in a state of "arrested decay"...
a fascinating place...showing life in the days of the California Gold Rush...


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21 comments:

  1. Great line up of tones in this corner perspective.

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  2. Lovely B&W composition, well done!

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  3. Been to Bodie eons ago in another life. Like the BW here and composition.

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    1. Once you've been there you never forget it!!!

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  4. Fine composition. Bodie must be a feast for the photographer.

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    1. It is Dragonstar!!! Occasionally during the year they'll have photographer days where they only allow photographers to come in and shoot...for an extra price of course!!! Some day, I'd like to go there when there's snow (probably too late for that this year!!!) You can't get there driving in then...you have ski, snow mobile, or arrange for a "cat" to take you in.... one of these days!!!

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  5. I love your photo. Not so sure about the quote. . .seems too relentless and rapid!

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    1. The older I get though Kate...the more I understand what he was saying here!!!

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  6. Nice close-up shot of the window and building. Love the detail.

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  7. Excellent composition, and black and white works well for it.

    I'd like to see the ghost town myself.

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    1. It's a fascinating place Wendall! They have tours of the old mines too...

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  8. excellent composing Kathryn :-)

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  9. I like the textures and composition.

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  10. There seem to be quite a few ghost towns scattered around the USA Chieftess, reminders of better days past.

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    1. I'm not sure if these were better days PerthDP!!! Bodie was quite the wild, wild west town in its hey day!!! Lot's of brothels, saloons, murders, and a small smattering of churches to repent in!!! There's a famous quote from a little girl's diary that she wrote just before moving to Bodie..."Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie."

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  11. It's been many years since I've been there. It's been my list every since...
    Nice shot!

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    1. Bodie and Mono Lake are my two favorite spots up here Pat!!!

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  12. Excellent composition. Well done

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