Encrusted

Back to the Salton Sea we go!

Honestly, I absolutely can’t wait to get back to this place and shoot some more. I keep going back to these images hoping to be able to scrape out a few more that are post-worthy, and I think I have a few more up my sleeve yet.

The feeling of complete desolation when on location at Bombay Beach was both calming and disturbing. The fact that people once spent countless summers playing on this beach and swimming in this lake is absolutely appalling considering the condition it is in today. Hundreds of dead fish line the shores and the salt levels are multiples of that in sea water. Crazy. Documenting this was a great experience, and I hope to continue what I’ve started in the future.

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

Chris Nitz - April 5, 2011 - 7:25 am

That formation on the left reminds of something I would see from the Dark Crystal movie. I love the long shadows you captured in this. You rocked it once again!

Jim Denham - April 5, 2011 - 7:36 am

Great light and great processing Heath! Wonderful shot!

Justin - April 5, 2011 - 7:37 am

I was excited to see some new Salton images when I visited this morning. Awesome work!

Jerry Denham - April 5, 2011 - 7:41 am

Great image, Heath. Love the long shadows. There are some details in the shadows that you can’t see in the sun filled areas. Very cool!

Rick Young - April 5, 2011 - 7:58 am

Well done Heath

Scott Ackerman - April 5, 2011 - 8:10 am

Big fan of this one. Really love the details in the shadows. Good stuff!

Brian Furbush - April 5, 2011 - 8:14 am

Great shot Heath – such a foreign place, I love your photos from there. The comp w/ the long shadows really draws me in here.

Tobias George - April 5, 2011 - 9:02 am

Another great shot from an excellent series! Inspired me to read the Salton Sea wiki page.

Tom Baker - April 5, 2011 - 9:09 am

I’ll say it again Heath, I love this series

Jason Hines - April 5, 2011 - 9:20 am

I love the shadows in the foreground and the emptiness in the background. Very nice!

Steve Beal - April 5, 2011 - 10:53 am

Great play with light/shadows in this image. – that place is so unique, you’ve really captured it again here… nicely done!

Mike Olbinski - April 5, 2011 - 6:54 pm

Awesome, the Salton Sea never ends!

Scott Wood - April 5, 2011 - 9:14 pm

Thanks for taking us back to Salton Sea. I have said it before, I am fascinated by this place, and never tire of seeing images from there.

Chris DeAngelis - April 5, 2011 - 11:38 pm

Great work. Really loving the shadows off those strange formations! This is a great series!

Viveca Koh - April 6, 2011 - 6:47 am

It’s like the aftermath of a nuclear disaster – grim but fascinating.