Bodie Ghost Town is now a National Historic Park in the mountains of central California. On the eastern side of the state near Mammoth Mountain and Mono Lake was a small town of miners looking for gold. It became a boomtown in the late 1800’s with over 10,000 residents. After the turn of the century, mining was still in operation but the profits were dwindling. In 1932 there was a devastating fire that destroyed much of the town. For the last 50 years it has been a deserted ghost town.
Bodie is a popular subject for photography. You are allowed to walk around at your leisure with the exception of some areas deemed unsafe. I have been there before, so this time I decided to really focus in on the textures, colors and lines to emphasize the rustic beauty.
Follow this link, If you would like to see more rustic beauty of Bodie Ghost Town.
These images and many more can be purchased on my Bodie Ghost Town Calendar for 2014.