A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Through the Windows

Taking pictures of the inside of buildings is a tricky exercise.  The best way I've found is to place your lens flush against the glass.  This eliminates most of the glare and reflections from the sun.  The windows in Bodie are all dirty from windblown dirt so dust specks are unavoidable unless you are packing around a bottle of window cleaner and a roll of paper towels.  
I've never seen anyone doing that.

The parlor of a hotel

A rooming house

One of the saloons. 
At its height there were as many as 65 places you could wet your whistle in Bodie.


  1. It looks very authentic and like urbex shots. ( Photographing in long abandoned man-made environment ). Great shots.

  2. You managed very well to have a photo, it is just like an open-air-museum to look around there.

  3. I think you did a good job of capturing the window view, and interesting subjects as well.

  4. Good job, John! The rooms look so small to me. I bet they were often crowded.

  5. the dust adds to the photos. :)

  6. looks like you are right inside the building....great shots....

  7. They do have lots of photo workshops out there. I wonder if anyone ever brought the glass cleaner and paper towels. Good idea!

  8. 65 places - wow!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  9. Cool shots- like a window to the past.
    Have a great weekend!

  10. I like your technique of putting the lens flush against the glass. Never realized Bodie was such a boomtown. Great photos!


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