On our Eastern Sierra Photo Workshop we spent a full day in the ghost town of Bodie, California. Bodie is now a state park and is registered as a California registered historical landmark. A plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in 1964 reads:
Gold was discovered here in 1859 by W. S. Bodey after whom the town was named. Once the most thriving metropolis of the Mono Country, Bodie’s mines produced gold valued at more than 100 million dollars. Tough as nails, “the bad man from Bodie” still carries his guns and Bowie knife down through the pages of Western history.
I carried both the D3S mounted with the 24-70mm f/2.8 and the D800E with the 70-200mm f/2.8 along with my tripod. It was a hot, exhausting day, but well worth the time. I highly recommend it if you get to Mono County, California.
Here is a sampling of what I shot that day. For the complete gallery, click here.