As soon as I started shooting around the Salton Sea in southern California, I knew I wanted to turn the images into some sort of series. The problem was, I had some difficulty figuring out exactly how I wanted to present the images. HDR? Black and white? I couldn’t seem to decide, and it was a bit frustrating. After a bit of playing around in PhotoTools last night, I think I found my recipe; a warm, vintage look on a single exposure really captures the mood of the place.
This is the first of the series, and it was taken near the northeast corner of the Salton Sea outside a visitors centre. I’m not exactly sure what this T-post is for, but the hard light creating the strong shadow makes for an interesting composition. Because I was shooting with a wide angle lens, I had the choice of keeping the horizon straight or the bar vertical…I chose the bar 🙂