Back in Time - Shooting Film in Bodie

Normally I schedule my visits to Bodie for mornings. But this year our TDS Workshop Crew entered the Eastern Sierra ghost town during the late afternoon. The light was beautiful, and the weathered wood buildings basked in the glow of the setting sun.

For that last hour, I opted to shoot film. I loaded my Pentax ZX-5 with a roll of Kodak ColorPlus 200 and mounted the 35-70mm Pentax-F zoom. 

There was something harmonious about working with an analog camera in the abandoned silver mining town. At one point, I sat in the tall grass and just watched the light change, capturing a frame here and there.

I like the pictures, a lot. But I think I enjoyed the experience even more. Over the course of the final hour of light, I recorded a mere 18 frames. 

What a great way to end the day.

-Derrick

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