Starting with the same Galen Rowell seminar mentioned earlier, I had made three previous trips to Bodie, all unsuccessful due to the weather. You can’t be a photographer and not see pictures of Bodie. And once you’ve seen pictures of Bodie you have to go there. So it was with great anticipation that we made our drive to Bodie after visiting Mono Lake for the sunrise. (I guess I should mention a bit about Mono Lake here. While the bumper sticker campaign worked, and the “Save Mono Lake” is now in progress, what is good for seagulls isn’t so good for photographers. The famous tufa towers are now disappearing back under water, where they’re supposed to be.) Bodie exceeded my expectations and I’m already thinking about when I can go back. What a great time capsule! While a ranger was giving us an overview presentation in the morning, I noticed his intern Julia. I persuaded her to pose for the ghost pictures that I wanted to create. We had some of our Victorian clothes with us so during her lunch break we got here dressed up and then took several series of pictures. I then combined the photos with her in them with one without her in Photoshop, to make this ghostly creation.