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on Jul 25, 2011 in Landscape Photography, The Bodie Series

Fallen Angel – Bodie

When I first visited Bodie, the angle had its wings. Today I hear it’s worst then what is pictured here. When my mom visited Bodie in the 40’s, Ella Cain was selling many of the artifacts that were left in the town (since the Cain family owned the whole town back then). Since 1969 it has been protected but that hasn’t stop theft and vandalism which is sad. One time I busted two folks coming out of the Hoover House with a bunch of stuff they thought they should take back with them. While they were written up by the ranger, nothing came of it. My point? This is a place where photographers need to set the standard, be part of the solution and not part of the problem. If the sign says stay out, stay out! Respect what is left so it will be there tomorrow for the next photographer. Take your time, wait for the folks to go buy, enjoy the location and wait for the light. You’ll be surprised what you’ll learn. Like read the grave marker here, this is where a 3yr little girl is buried. Bodie and the times where hard!