Ghost Town

July 06, 2016  •  3 Comments

So my Mom, friend Robin and I took off one day for a road trip (first one of the summer) to go check out the Bair Museum over in Martinsdale.   This had been on my Mom's bucket list for years and we just didn't get over that way.   Robin was totally game to ride along so we loaded up picnic, some of the dogs (knowing it would be a long day) and people in the truck and away we went.    Along the way we found a ghost town that Robin had been wanting to get to (she is on the hunt for photos of ghost towns this year).

This particular ghost town at one time had 1500 people and over 900 mining claims.   Sadly within 10 years it was gone....a very quick demise for sure.  But it sure is a beautiful place!

I've monkeyed with some of these photos because they just really called to be done in HDR and some in "almost" black and white.   It was good for me to get back to using my cameras and I could tell over the course of the day that I need to not be so long away from them as I forget what settings I need on what.  Practice practice......

Ahhh the dreaded wide angle lens curve.   Lesson learned, when taking photos of buildings from an angle this can happen!   Still worth sharing the shot anyway I figure.   Not fair to only show you the good ones. My Mom LOVES checking out old ghost towns and thinking about how people lived back then and what the buildings might have been used for.

 


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Far Side(non-registered)
Looks like a fun day! :)
Brian King Images(non-registered)
These are fabulous! The detail and texture are fantastic! Very nice! Oh, you can correct the wide-angle curve in Photoshop if you want. :-)
Linda W(non-registered)
Love discovering old ghost towns! Nice photos of the old buildings - looks like you had nice sunny blue skies too.
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