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Bodie National Park

November 21st, 2007 |  Published in Infrared Photography, Photography  |  2 Comments

I don’t know how it was for you guys, but the first time is really the hardest, isn’t it?

No, I’m of course not talking about ‘that’ …. I’m talking about your first blog post on your first blog ever. After figuring out all the technicalities of setting up the blog, finding the right look and feel and setting up the basic infrastructure, there is still one, very important, thing that’s missing: content! As my buddy Fred keeps telling me lately: “Just get it up, don’t over-engineer it, don’t try to make it perfect right from the start …. just get it up there and the rest will come”. Well, I guess he has a good point.So here it is: my first blog post … bear with me ;o)Last summer I made another one of those ‘California Road Trips’ (one of my favorite ways of spending a few days off from work … happens rarely enough ;o) ) and this time I finally made it to Bodie National Park, a place I wanted to visit for many years already, but somehow I never made it up there.


Bodie is one of California’s official ‘ghost towns’ and it is located in the eastern slopes of the Sierra, close to the Nevada border. It can be righteously hot by midsummer and buried in snow in wintertime. In 1880 the town had nearly 8000 residents, so its not just an old house, a barn and a broken tractor. Besides being a fascinating spot to visit, Bodie is certainly an amazing place to visit if you like taking photos. There is a huge amount of great opportunities out there, it doesn’t really matter if you are interested in landscape photography, macro photography, still life or even portrait photography, may it be in color or black & white .. believe me: you will find what you are looking for in good old Bodie.

OK, enough talking, if I caught your curiosity check out some of the photos in my Bodie gallery.

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#1 Frederick on 11.24.07 at 3:04 pm

Yay! The first one is always a little painful. Congrats!!

#2 Shelley on 12.01.08 at 11:53 am

Spend many summers in Bodie/Aurora area in the late ’60’s with my family, camping while my dad dug for old bottles. Hot as hell and cold as hell. I understood why it was a ghost town! But you’re right, years later I can see why people think it’s a great place for photography.

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