Bodie State Park - Lottie Johl House
This is an example of a photograph I was waiting to photograph long before I got a chance to go inside the Lottie Johl house. You can see this scene from the outside as there is a window looking in from the side. But there are two problems with photographing this particular view. For one, the light is no longer coming in like this by the time the park opens. And, more important, the side window is covered in fine wire and it isn't possible to get a clear shot with a standard SLR camera lens (a smartphone would probably do better since the lens is so much smaller but I prefer the range and quality of my lens choices for my Olympus E-620).
I used The Photographer's Ephemeris to help plan where to go relative to the morning sunlight for the Bodie Photography workshop. Even when you plan and pretty much know what things are going to look like, it is still exciting when you get a chance to actually be there and see what you were anticipating.
This photograph may not excite everyone and I would agree it is a simple composition. But it was something I wanted to capture for a quite a while and it therefore has more meaning to me personally.