Salton Sunset

Even in the most barren and desolate locations, one can still find beauty. I spent a good deal of my time in and around the Salton Sea hunting for the most interesting urbex locations I could find, but it’s always important to keep all your photography options open. Bombay Beach was absolutely full of old, decrepit structures and I had an absolute blast shooting them, but as the sun was setting I forced myself to change gears and quickly switched into landscape mode. As a number of my photog buddies have mentioned in blogs before me, it can be valuable not to be pigeon-holed into one single genre of photography. Diversity is a good thing. Experimentation is a good thing. Always keep your thinking cap on, and be ready to switch gears whenever that next great opportunity presents itself.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 11, ISO 100

Brian Furbush - March 15, 2011 - 7:22 am

Love this shot…the birds really add to the desolate nature of the frame, and the colors are beautiful. I guess I’m also a sucker for landscapes though!

Chris Nitz - March 15, 2011 - 7:24 am

I’m liking this shot. In fact, I want it as a wallpaper for my laptop. I’m liking the subdued color in the sky, the fact that you caught the birds, and the glassy surface of the water. This brings back so many memories of going fishing with my grandfather in the early morning hours and late evening hours. Now I need a boat and fishing pole again.

Scott - March 15, 2011 - 7:28 am

Beautiful image and processing!

Eric Leslie - March 15, 2011 - 7:33 am

Just beautiful simplicity. The comp is really strong Heath!

James Brandon - March 15, 2011 - 7:38 am

Love this Heath, the birds in the sky are a nice touch as well. Hope all is well my friend!

Jesse Pafundi - March 15, 2011 - 7:51 am

Masterful composition. Really love how you framed the foreground rocks, it just leads the eye right through the image.

Michael Connell - March 15, 2011 - 7:55 am

Very cool! I love the subtle colors. The rocks lead into the scene nicely.

Mike Olbinski - March 15, 2011 - 8:04 am

Good advice, good words, love the shot!

I don’t think I would have noticed the birds without the others mentioning it! Awesome stuff 🙂

Scott Ackerman - March 15, 2011 - 8:13 am

Sweet Shot Heath! Really dig your processing skills. This one is spot on. I’m a big fan of the birds in the scene as well.

Steve Beal - March 15, 2011 - 8:28 am

Heath, you are killing it! Very inspiring post, beautiful image!

Tom Barnett - March 15, 2011 - 8:57 am

A philosophy that is sometimes easy to forget. Great image and blog!

Tom Baker - March 15, 2011 - 8:59 am

Heath this is one of the best in the series. Nice job.

Jim Denham - March 15, 2011 - 9:13 am

Love the tones on the horizon Heath. Awesome work here!

Chris Kenison - March 15, 2011 - 9:44 am

Great shot, Heath. I think what makes the image work so well for me are the rocks and how they just lead the eye through the image. Plus, it just gives off a sense of peace.

Jerry Denham - March 15, 2011 - 11:01 am

Very nicely done, Heath. I agree with you about being deverse, and as much as I like your urbex images, your landscape shots have been tremendous.

Mark Blundell - March 15, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Great image – lovely compo and rule of thirds. really like the detail in the foreground rocks

murphyz - March 15, 2011 - 6:11 pm

Nice shot Heath. Liking the thin strip of land covering the horizon and the soft colours graduating from it.

Phil Cohen - March 16, 2011 - 8:25 am

Wonderful composition…and an awesome sense of place here. The clarity on the central rock is killer.

Chris DeAngelis - March 17, 2011 - 2:41 pm

Another beautiful sunset shot! Great work!