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1936 - 71 Years Later

1936 - 71 Years Later
Copyright ©2007, Bruce Wendler Win ¤ $

Shot from the back seat of a 1936 Buick with a view coming into a town that died around that same year.

Photographer: Bruce Wendler Win ¤ $
Folder: Bodie Ghost Town
Uploaded: 2007-Apr-25 23:56 EDT
Current Rating: 9.00/1 (Weighted rating: 8.20)
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Camera: Olympus E-330
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: F20
Shutter Speed: 1/6
Focal Length: 14mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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hey we got a free pano view of the ghost town of Bodie (?) ... a good perspective from inside the antique vehicle ...but i wonder if the ceiling were a bit too much here for if you lower it the attention would be mor towards the town ? another good one Bruce ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 00:55 EDT on 2007-Apr-26 [Reply]



Yep, when I crop this for a 12x18 -- taking it out from the top should work nicely.

Bruce Wendler Win ¤ $1 at 01:12 EDT on 2007-Apr-26 [Reply]


I thought I recognized Bodie. When we went there 4 years ago, it was snowing and bloody cold, so we didn't stay long, but the look of the town stayed in my mind.

This image is a very interesting view, Bruce. I'm not sure I'd crop-out the interior of the car all that much, it adds so much interest to what might otherwise be another "ho hum" image.

Very well done!

Regards, Chris

Chris O'Neill ¤1 $ at 02:24 EDT on 2007-Apr-26 [Reply]


I like this shot. Well, of course I do. It reminds me in concept and presentation of "Pillbox Panorama". I like the details above in the shadows very much.

This also reminds me of High School because a good friend had a '36 (or was it a '37?) Buick with a straight 8. Loved that car! His had a steering wheel and door panels though... ;-)


E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eģ) HoF Win ¤ $1 at 11:18 EDT on 2007-Apr-26 [Reply]

Yes ...

Pillbox pano, what a great photo. That makes me think perhaps here the photo could have been cropped a bit from the bottom (and the top?) to concentrate the view to the pano of this lost town. So I canīt really see the main object: should it be the car or the pano of the town? Just my personal thoughts, the picture I like very much.

Best wishes,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $1 at 18:15 EDT on 2007-Apr-26 [Reply]


I would also have kept the crop as you did because the detail on the roof and near the floor where the light hits the ground are very good. It seems that this shot is actually about the car with the landscape as background (even though it is central to the image) I really like this one Bruce. The feelings of decay are very strong.

adrian tear HoF Win ¤ $ at 14:08 EDT on 2007-Apr-27 [Reply]