Salton Sea – FiSHiNGLiCENSEBAiT

Another barren scene from the Salton Sea series. This abandoned bait shop/snack shack is right next to the T-bar from yesterday’s image. It was relatively boring inside, but did afford a couple neat urbex type shots which I’ll share a bit later. For now, I wanted to continue with the empty, vintage look from yesterday (that will be the theme for at least a few more days) and thought this image fit the bill nicely.

This series is a bit of an experiment for me. I’ll be using single images (no HDR) and I’ll be emphasizing simple compositions that lend themselves to a desolate feel. Please feel free to let me know if you think this works or not, I’m open to feedback.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 16, ISO 100, 1/100 sec

Jesse - January 26, 2011 - 7:42 am

Dude. I am in LOVE with this look you have been showing off on these images. Fits the scene perfectly. Just awesome.

Mike Olbinski - January 26, 2011 - 7:46 am

It works. I love your eye on these last two shots…well done Heath.

Tobias George - January 26, 2011 - 7:48 am

Damn! This.is.great

Dave - January 26, 2011 - 7:48 am

I think this works a treat and the vintage toning definitely makes you think of being away on hols in the seventies. Cool!

Dave Wilson - January 26, 2011 - 7:50 am

Love the aging Kodacolor feel – it really fits this kind of scene very nicely.

Rob Hanson - January 26, 2011 - 7:51 am

Another vote for “It WoRkS!”

Jim Denham - January 26, 2011 - 8:04 am

Good stuff! You definitely get the desolate feeling of the area. Nicely done!

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James Brandon - January 26, 2011 - 8:18 am

I’m definitely intrigued by it Heath. You went to what looks like a visually boring location for the most part, and pulled off two great shots so far. The vintage processing is great too. Keep it up brotha

Tom Baker - January 26, 2011 - 8:41 am

nice job Heath. Somehow all that empty space fits the mood of this one – or maybe sets the right mood. I like it.

Tanya - January 26, 2011 - 8:53 am

Spot on brother!

steve beal - January 26, 2011 - 9:06 am

Ya man, you’re really nailing the composition/processing. Love it!

Toad Hollow Photography - January 26, 2011 - 9:07 am

It works with aplomb Heath! It works very very well. I am loving this series and can’t wait to see more my friend.

Heath O'Fee - January 26, 2011 - 6:57 pm

Wow…thanks so much for the support and kind words, everyone! I’m having a great time processing these shots, so your positive feedback means a great deal. Stay tuned for more to come!

Mark Blundell - January 27, 2011 - 3:20 pm

That’s a really nice image, the balance of sky and sand is great, the raked sand in the middle third works well to break up the image. you’ve captured the mononity well.