Last day, Bridgeport, Bodie and home

Grasses by Fred's Bait Shop, Bridgeport

October 29, our last day on the photo trip. Although we certainly could have found more things to see and photograph in the next two days, I was tired and quite ready to go home. But not until I got some pictures in Bridgeport and had my fill of photographing the weathered old miners’ houses in Bodie State Park.

Sunrise from Murphey's Motel in Lee Vining

I liked the morning light on these little houses in Lee Vining. It's a scene that I'd like to paint for my watercolor class.

A pastoral scene of sheep in the sagebrush outside Bodie State Park.

Bodie State Park

Old mine buildings at Bodie State Park

Rusted cans, Bodie State Park

Roof, Bodie State Park

Wheelbarrow, Bodie State Park

Old bedframe, Bodie State Park

Road from Bodie

Mule deer

Tule elk

And that’s the day from the point of view of the Nikon. Here’s how the Canon saw it.

Courthouse in Bridgeport, CA

Mallow outside Fred's Bait Shop, Bridgeport

Dun horse, view 1

Dun horse, view 2

Dun horse, view 3

Pinto horse, Bridgeport, CA

Farmhouse, Bridgeport, CA

Bridgeport Community Church

Virginia Creek Settlement Restaurant

Lamp, Virgina Creek Settlement Restaurant

Railing, Virginia Creek Settlement Restaurant

Church, Bodie State Park, CA

White stool, Bodie State Park

House interior, Bodie State Park

Bottles in the window, Bodie State Park

Shadow on the linoleum, Bodie State Park

Kitchen, Bodie State Park

Virginia Lakes

Aspen at Lundy Lake

What a great trip. But I was happy to get home. I miss my hubby when I go on camera outings with the club. I love sharing my photos with him. And with you! Hope you enjoyed them.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I am retired from writing a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent, but I am still teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks.
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6 Responses to Last day, Bridgeport, Bodie and home

  1. Christina says:

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing all of these pictures. Thanks for sharing them. They’re lovely.

  2. Stefan Steinberg says:

    Enjoyed your blog of the trip and the great photos.

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous photos, Lou! Makes me want to replace my little point-and-shoot – and take a photography class.

    • Connie, I recommend the Nikon Coolpix P90, or whatever version they’re selling if it isn’t still on the market. It’s incredibly versatile, has a point and shoot mode, and goes from very wide angle to a long telephoto. It’s lightweight and not all that expensive compared to the SLRs, around $400 I think.

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