Salton Sea – Tripled

So, when setting up and taking this shot, I purposely tried to get a double sunburst effect through the reflection in the water…however, I did not even see the third tiny sunburst until I got the image into Lightroom. Happy accidents, gotta love ’em.

This is a shot from Bombay Beach, home of this shot. While I was there, I ran into a former local who lived in the area as a child. She had fond memories of playing on the beach and swimming in the sea all summer long. Looking at this beach now, it’s hard to believe that people once enjoyed it as a recreation area.

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

Chris Nitz - March 1, 2011 - 7:00 am

Man, that sunburst is really awesome. This scene is just begging for someone to jump in and go swimming. Nice and warm shot Heath!

Adam Olson - March 1, 2011 - 7:16 am

This is gorgeous my friend. I really like this series a lot. Fantastic sunburst!

James Howe - March 1, 2011 - 8:12 am

Nice job capturing the reflections of the sun. Looks like an interesting place to photograph.

Bob Lussier - March 1, 2011 - 8:31 am

Awesome shot.

Jim Denham - March 1, 2011 - 8:34 am

Spot on processing here Heath – very clean! Love the sunbursts, too!

Tobias George - March 1, 2011 - 8:36 am

Love the triple sunburst! Great stuff!!

Mike Olbinski - March 1, 2011 - 8:44 am

Awesome…love the sunbursts…all three of them 🙂

Hector Garza - March 1, 2011 - 8:45 am

Superb shot! I feel sad about the dead fish on the shore thou.

Jesse Pafundi - March 1, 2011 - 9:01 am

Freaking incredible dude. I have a major soft spot for sunbursts but three of them I can barely contain myself

Chris Kenison - March 1, 2011 - 9:18 am

Wow, great shot, Heath! Love the leading lines and that reflection is awesome!

Steve Beal - March 1, 2011 - 9:25 am

Love how the triple burst opens up with that space in the pier. Incredibly composed!

Jason Hines - March 1, 2011 - 9:47 am

Absolutely gorgeous image. I love the frame the rocks give and the sunburst is amazing. Great job!

John Sotiriou - March 1, 2011 - 10:18 am

I love the starburst effect that f/16 gives you in this image. Spectacular!

Jonas - March 1, 2011 - 10:33 am

Stunning! The tones are amazing

Chris DeAngelis - March 1, 2011 - 11:07 am

Outstanding Heath! Great comp!

Servalpe - March 1, 2011 - 2:36 pm

The golden tones and the sun rays are amazing !

Mark Blundell - March 1, 2011 - 3:21 pm

lovely image – the sunburst is GREAT!

murphyz - March 2, 2011 - 5:28 am

That middle sunburst is great…and so clear even though it’s a reflection. Nice shot.