Bodie, California

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Bright Angel, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    A few shots from Bodie Ghost Town, taken in June '08.




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    Thanks for viewing.
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Guest

    LOVE them! I've been struggling with going there later this month while I'm in SF. Looking at your images definitely make me want to go.
  3. Beautiful! Your b&w work is excellent. Love these shots.
  4. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Thank you both :smile:

    I'd recommend it.
    I've got close to 60 shots of Bodie (and still some more to add) on my site, from last year and this year, if you want to take a look.
  5. revoke99


    Jul 26, 2008
    Marina Del Rey
    Nice shots..
  6. Matthias


    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas
    Nice series - especially like the first and last.
  7. a like this series a lot
    very well done
  8. yendikeno


    Mar 31, 2008
    Same here. Well done!
  9. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Thank you all, you are all too kind :smile:
  10. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    What a wonderful series.
  11. Excellent, Bodie is one of my favorite places.
  12. sreeves31


    Jun 25, 2007
    Mason, OH
    These are great. The black and white conversions are especially nice - would love to hear your technique if you were so inclined. Thanks for sharing in any case.
  13. ANDS


    Aug 2, 2008
    I like the old school pop on #4.
  14. Very good ! Good Photoshop work also ..
  15. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Thanks again to all :smile:

    I just recently started to use the Ps plugin "Nik Software Silver Efex Pro" for the B&W conversions.
    It's easy to use, with lots of preset templates to choose from, plus lots of options to tweak the image.
    Sometime I create a HDR image before I convert to B&W, just to give more range.
    I don't like wishy washy B&W, so I usually choose a high contrast preset from the templates.
    Then I tone it with the inbuilt Ps B&W plugin.

    Here's another example:
  16. sreeves31


    Jun 25, 2007
    Mason, OH
    Thanks for the tip and the additional post. Thom Hogan is touting that software on his site this week. The results speak for themselves.