This town had close to 10,000 persons at one time..... and then, it just stopped when the mining dwindled. Bodie became a Ghost Town beginning around the late 1880's and was established as a California Historic State park in 1962.
For some reason, the little two-wheeled trailer in the foreground has always fascinated me just sitting there. I have a cropped and isolated shot of just the wagon on one of my walls at home. Yes, I am weird. Finally, I would like to dedicate this image to my brother, Phil Jump, whose birthday is today. Phil is the real artist in the family with his fantastic paintings and sketches. My thanks to all for viewing my photos and for giving your comments.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire