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Bodie Schoolhouse

Bodie Schoolhouse
Photo Information
Copyright: Sydney Deem (sydeem) (103)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1995
Categories: Mood
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-02 12:26
Viewed: 1886
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Years ago we took a trip back in time to Bodie, CA. Looking in the window of the school house, we saw they posed this scene so we grabbed the picture. You were not allowed inside.

Bodie, CA, an original ghost town from the late 1800's. Bodie stands today in a state of "arrested decay". So coined by the State of California when they took over the town in 1962 to make it a State Historic Park.

In 1859 William (a.k.a. Waterman) S. Bodey discovered gold near what is now called Bodie Bluff. A mill was established in 1861 and the town began to grow. It started with about 20 miners and grew to an estimated 10,000 people by 1880! By that time, the town of Bodie bustled with families, robbers, miners, store owners, gunfighters and prostitutes of all kinds. At one time there was reported to be 65 saloons in town. Amongst the saloons were numerous brothels and 'houses of ill repute', gambling halls and opium dens. Needless to say that there was entertainment for every taste.

Back then it was film camers, slide film, scanned to Photoshop, then Neat to remove grain.

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  • sava Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 95 W: 8 N: 49] (1326)
  • [2007-06-02 12:30]

Very nice, saved from history and forgot!
Good job, SAVA

Nice lighting , good contrast and details.

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  • rio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 4 N: 64] (940)
  • [2007-06-02 12:52]

this looks good! i like your lighting here! did well also on the composition! nicely done, sydney!

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  • oanna Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 14 N: 44] (941)
  • [2007-06-02 14:05]

hi sydney,wonderful neatness for a scan,the light and shadows look very nice on the old items.good composition,the wood of the table has a great effect.

well done,oana:)

Hello Sydney,

Good use of natural light. Bit overexposed. I guess aperture between 4 and 6 would have done better job here. Anway, nice shot.


hi there, goo dimage, nice light, good rustic feel to this, great info proviede too!
well done, looks great

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