Bodie lies about 15 miles east of the town of Bridgeport, in California's scenic Eastern Sierra region.
Bodie, America's best-preserved Wild West "ghost town", is arguably its most iconic location for photographers to shoot "rural decay" shots of historic buildings and abandoned vehicles in their most authentic state. To the degree possible, the entire town of 110 remaining buildings and countless artifacts has been maintained in a state of arrested decay since the 1960s! Although the park closes well before sunset, I bring photographers into the park under special permit for sunset and night photography. Check my Web site (link in my author profile) for upcoming dates.
Some say that this 1937 Chevy in Bodie, California, is the most-photographed car in America. Summer afternoon and evening rain showers often give way to fantastic sunsets in the Eastern Sierra. Bodie's 1937 Chevy is one of my favorite subjects to capture as these storms lose energy in the evening, as its wet, rusty surface shines with the sky's colors.