|Main Street Bodie under moonlit clouds|
Rain showers were moving through the area throughout the afternoon, and we had varying degrees of cloud cover for our first two hours in the park. At 7 pm big, puffy clouds looked like they'd let some sunset light through about an hour later.
At 8 pm however, it started to rain. Hard. This was right when we should be out shooting sunset, but we had to take cover in a meeting room. We watched an informative video on Bodie, but that wasn't what we were there for, so watched to see if the rain would subside.
We captured a variety of buildings in various puddles, and the sky gradually cleared and showed more stars as the moon neared the horizon. We moved to capture the green truck downtown, which I understand is a 1940 Ford commercial vehicle, before starting to head back towards our gear and our vehicles. With the moon now out of the sky, many of the participants had time for one last shot of the Milky Way by the mining headframe up by the parking lot before we hit the road.
Having started the drive to Bodie at 3:30 am to get there by 5, I had some coffee at 10 pm to keep energized, but now I was too tired to sleep, so I just drove home, arriving around 2:30, 23 hours after I had left.
It was a long day, but we enjoyed two of the best and most interesting special access sessions that I've experienced, in the 20+ that we've arranged over the past 4 years. They just keep getting better the more we do it. I can't wait for the four more dates we have scheduled in Bodie from June through October this year!
I didn't have room to include all of the photos that I wanted to show you in this blog post, so I'll be publishing more via DripThat, a new app and community which facilitates the telling of stories through pictures, video and text. You can find the DripThat app in the Apple App Store (http://bit.ly/1dhaequ), and you can connect with me in the community to see more of my photos from my road trips: https://dripthat.
|Shooting Bodie's Wheaton & Hollis Hotel and reflection|