The on thing that really says the Sierra’s to me are the old remnants from the past Mines and Lumber Mills. They are both a big part of the history of the settling of the Eastern Sierra’s. Now most people have heard of Bodie State Park. It’s ghost town that used to be an old gold mine and has had a pretty remarkable history to it. Well, Bodie, which is north of us, is closed in the winter time due to snow. It wasn’t really a feasible option to hike the ten miles up the closed road to get there to go shooting, so we instead went to Laws Railroad Museum, another old town just outside Bishop. In this town is a series of buildings most of which can be entered, railroad cars, old tractors, and of course old cars. Everything there can be shot in multiple ways, there is no wrong answer.
The images above are only a sample of the images I took while I was there. Everything from the medical office, to the blacksmith, to the saddle shop, to the railroad cars, and of course the saloon are represented above. Ghost towns are places for many kinds of images which is why they are great places to haunt. It wasn’t the first time i was there it won’t be the last.
Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 24-70, AF-S 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital