It has been quite awhile since I posted images from Bodie.
Located in California on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (almost due east from Yosemite National Park), Bodie is one of those places that you see once and, perhaps, you do not quite grasp the aura and nature of the place. But I guarantee you, if you take as many photographs as you can, and learn as much as possible while you visit, you will review your images, as I have, and each time you do, the feeling of this place will return to your heart even stronger than the last.
A town filled with memories - a place filled with dreams now gone.
This is Bodie, California...
PS - Incidentally -I grabbed these shots way back in October, 2006 with a little Fuji Camera. I couldn't be happier with the way thye have held up :-)
** 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