"Here lies Lester Moore,
killed by 4 slugs from a 44,
Above the hydropower equipment in this view is the Bodie Cemetery in the distance. The small white dots are tombstones. There were many more, but vandals have stolen most of them.
The metal mining equipment in the image includes a Pelton Wheel (the big guy). Invented by Lester Allan Pelton in the 1870s, the Wheel extracts energy from moving water, with it's rim running at half the speed of the water jet, it left the wheel at very little speed, extracting almost all of the water's impulse energy.
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serp2000 (44177) 2014-06-25 6:48
I think this is not just a cemetery. These rusty old equipments could be some decoration for the advertising photos of something, as a background. For a contrast.
Anyway, I like this place, these wheels can give us a lot of ideas for the original photos.
lousat (91316) 2014-06-25 8:06
Hi Ray,very original and unique composition,with the big wheel and what remain of this cemetery in background,interesting post and history about this corner,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dip (23888) 2014-06-25 8:17
the place looks indeed very interesting,and you capture it nicely in your shot,
informative note as well,
thanks for sharing,
emka (97533) 2014-06-25 9:11
Hi RAy, Amazing big machinery from Bodioe. It looks not so rusty as many other objects there. Interesting cemetery in a distance.
WArm regrads Malgo
HimalAnda (10667) 2014-06-25 11:29
This is a nice picture of these old wheels, with a good panoramic format.
danos (97779) 2014-06-26 2:31
informative your reportage shot from the Pelton Wheel,cemetery with all these metallic equipments to are the eye catcher of the image.The horizontal format makes the scene even more effective.
jhm (152860) 2014-06-26 3:03
Almost not to believe that these old engines remain on the environment.
Very well depth and perspective picture.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.