Deserted by bmac62 ()
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Ghost town of Bodie, California.
Somebody set this table years ago...
Image Comments (29)
This is very different from Tara's - aside from the obvious b&w treatment, it has much higher contrast - deep blacks & bright whites. But like hers, a fine composition that does justice to it's subject & a masterful job of balancing light & shadow. They're both winners in my book...
..And what happened that resulted in this setting being left? A story waiting to be written... I just saw Tara's version of this - it always amazes me how the same scene can be photographed by two (or more) artists, and still be different.. This is another haunting and beautifully photographed scene, Bill!
On this photo is much more ghost then on Tara's one, Bill. It's cool to see the different, so thank you both very much. I prefer Tara's interpretation, but I know it was just to show us another way of looking and capturing. It should be as fun to practice these beautiful hobby together, and it will be very stimulating too, huh. Please give your lovely Tara a hug from me (plus one of you first :D)!
Thanks to both of you for posting your individual photos of the same location. I love both of them. This one looks abandoned longer with the dusty dining area. As another already stated I am sure this must be loads of fun to pursue you hobby together.
Both are wonderful images. I agree with those whose comment on the edgier feel of this one. While Tara's is filled with a gentle melancholy of the hasty departure and long neglect, this adds a darker fear. The bright light near the table focuses attention on said hasty departure, while the shadows have a living quality, and seem to be closing in. With Tara's, I feel the presence of the memories of the departed residents. Here I feel their ghosts. The area to the right, that is not in Tara's image, has a very ragged appearance, the lamp hovers like a specter top left, and the shadows of the cabinet sink into an infinite darkness. This has a very sinister and threatening atmosphere. Excellent lighting and use of B&W.