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Methodist Church - Bodie State Historic Park

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 14 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

This is a corrected posting - the building you see here is the Methodist Church.

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Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful capture! Looks like you had some nice clouds to provide some interest in the sky during your vilsit.

14 Jul 2010 5:05am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Bill and thank you- yes the sky was really grreatt that day thank goodness. A\as images go this isn't the kind that might have much of a wowimpacy to it but i want to give folks a look at how things appear there, and this fits in nicely to my exciting and glamorous inside image that is on queue for tomorrow - well, maybe not exciting or glamourous kinda cool maybe
(I hope) there ya go - Thanks again for the nice comment Bill - All the BEst, Denny

14 Jul 2010 10:43am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed Denny! Well done! ;-)

14 Jul 2010 12:50pm

@Eric Cousineau: Hi Eric - Thanks very much for your kind comment...after today I have re-learned a valuable lesson about ensuring that you have your facts straight however - ah we all learn as we live though - Thanks for checking in Eric - Denny

George from Northern California, United States

Very nice. However I think this is the church, which you can go inside. You can't go inside the schoolhouse. You can only get a picture of the interior of the schoolhouse through a window.

14 Jul 2010 1:10pm

@George: Hi George Thank you very much - In my shot being posted tomorrow, it will show that I did indeed take the shot through the window as you note - that is correct - no entrance to the inside of the school is allowed This may indeed be the church - I know it sort of looks like a church and not the school but my notes indicated it was the schoolhouse.. Anyway thanks very much for your comment. I do appreciate them

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very lovely frame . Great colors and clarity !

14 Jul 2010 1:10pm

@MARIANA: Hi Mariana - Thank you very much, The sky was great that day - all the best - Denny

Cruz from exurbia, United States


14 Jul 2010 2:15pm


Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks as though it's in relatively good condition.

14 Jul 2010 3:45pm

@Nigel: Hi Nigel - they do not restore or enhance (the park Rangers and aamaintenance people) but the maintain the current state. Thanks for checking in - Denny

JJ from Jersey City, United States

The lovely blue sky and clouds provide a nice backdrop to this grand shot of the school, it still looks in wonderful condition

14 Jul 2010 4:52pm

@JJ: Unfortunately it is a black sky for me as you will note bt reading my corrections that (an thanks to George) this is NOT the school it is, instead the Methodist Church....this, of course leads to ALL the other questions about what the heck was I doing/thinking etc on the other postings - if you check out tomorrows post I have posted a correction I really messed up ' check you facts/check your facts / check your facts aaaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The structural integrity of this church is unbelievable! The white mullions of the windows really stand out nicely. And what a day for photographing with this great blue sky.

15 Jul 2010 2:51am

@Steven: Hi Steven -Thanks very much - Yes tis Church looks great - they do a great job in keeping the structures looking as good as possible without augmenting or altering anything. Thanks for checking in...we're amost done with the Bodie series and then it's on to less structure but more spiritual - we'll see how that goes. All the best Steveb - Denny

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Love this! Wow! Beautifully taken! Spot on!!!!

15 Jul 2010 3:04am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Hi Pam - Thanks very much for the ice comment -I am sorry about all the mistakes earlier . A I love your Phtot for Wednesday :-)

Julie from Easton, United States

I have to agree that the blue sky is very striking!!!

16 Jul 2010 7:13pm

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