Salton Sea – XY

Some areas just back from the shore of the Salton Sea are covered with a thin layer of crispy, white, salty earth. Upon first glance, this crust looks plenty hard enough to walk on, however, in some areas there are a few inches of soft mud just below the surface. I made the mistake of walking with confidence onto this crust, and just before I got to this old bathroom building, I started to sink. Needless to say, I didn’t venture far enough to actually get inside.

Simple compositions such as this can be very effective sometimes. Occasionally we may find ourselves second guessing a composition that may seem a bit too obvious or simple, but oftentimes these instinctual shots are some of the best. It’s always smart to trust your gut…and even if it doesn’t work out, all you’re out is a few megabytes.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 20mm, F 16, ISO 100, 1/200 sec

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Jim Denham - January 28, 2011 - 8:06 am

I like it a lot! Simple, but very telling!

Chris Kenison - January 28, 2011 - 9:21 am

I think its a great shot!

James Howe - January 28, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Nice texture, cool minimalist image!

Chris Stern - January 29, 2011 - 6:36 pm

What a great simple shot, Heath! I love it.

Mike Olbinski - January 30, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Simplicity at its best…love the way it looks like someone shot out the word 🙂

Jerry Denham - January 31, 2011 - 8:16 am

Beauty, Heath! Doesn’t look like a Men’s room I wanta use:). Very simple but dramatic. Nice touch!

Chris Kenison - January 31, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Man, the more I look at this image, the more I fall in love with it! I love it!