Brick, Wood, Contrast

Bodie, CA

Brick, Wood, Contrast.  Bodie State Historical Park, California. October 16, 2010. © Copyright 2010 Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

A less than usual photograph from Bodie State Historical Park, CA.  We’re all used to the photographs of wood buildings and items left behind inside those buildings, with everything in “arrested decay”.  Much like I do with sweeping landscapes in front of me, I’ll take a few moments to isolate on the smaller details in front of me.  Whether it’s interesting patterns, objects, or details, these are the compositions rarely taken.  When you have a majestic view in front of you, you’re captivated by that and happily shoot to your heart’s content.  Well, unless the location is somewhat difficult to get to, you can rest assured that pretty much everyone with a camera has taken some photograph that’s similar to yours, barring unique light or cloud colors.

So with that in mind, I focused on a building near the Bodie Cemetery that has contrasting exterior wall materials that are each beautiful in their own right.

EXIF data: Nikon D50, patterned metering mode, 18mm, ISO 200, 1/100 sec, f/7.1

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