Lone Sentinel

Wow. I can’t believe it’s been almost an entire month since I’ve posted anything here! I’ve been in a bit of a photographic funk for the last little while, so I didn’t feel much like shooting or spending much time on Twitter and around blogs – but I should be back in at least some capacity now.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of shooting in Joshua Tree National Park and around the Salton Sea with an awesome group of guys: Mike Olbinski, Chris DeAngelis, Rick Young, Chris Frailey, and Doug Wise. I was down in the Palm Springs area for a week of vacation and let these dudes (who are from Phoenix and the Fresno area) that I was thinking of camping one night in Joshua Tree and taking some photos, of course. These brave souls agreed to meet me, and we proceeded to freeze our butts off as temperatures dipped below freezing overnight! Despite the cold, we had a great time and I think we all came away with some shots we’re quite proud of. Make sure you stay tuned to all of our blogs for the photo goodness that is sure to come.

The first image I’ll share with you is from Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea (some of you may remember my series from this location last year). It was great to visit this unique location again – and doubly awesome to have some clouds in the sky this time!

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10 stop ND Filter

Mike Watrous - January 19, 2012 - 7:22 am

Great shot Heath!

Mike Olbinski - January 19, 2012 - 7:23 am

Sick, as I suspected from seeing the back of your camera. Love the isolation. Simply amazing.

Brian Furbush - January 19, 2012 - 7:29 am

Dude, this is sick. Love how the cloud movement just blends into the water as well.

Jesse Pafundi - January 19, 2012 - 7:40 am

Finally. A Heath O’Fee post has showed up in my RSS. Unacceptable time off. This shot rules.

Rick - January 19, 2012 - 7:45 am

Love the isolation and the mood of this image. Well done! Adding this on a list of places to visit.

Scott Ackerman - January 19, 2012 - 7:47 am

Boom! You are killing the 10 stop lately bud. Amazing work.

Len Saltiel - January 19, 2012 - 7:52 am

Amazing shot Heath. Great subdued coors and what a reflection!

Eden - January 19, 2012 - 8:03 am

Gorgeous! The water looks like satin fabric.

Chris DeAngelis - January 19, 2012 - 8:06 am

I loved this when you showed it to me on your camera and love it more now! Great shot! It was awesome to hang out and shoot with you again!

Chris Frailey - January 19, 2012 - 8:14 am

Love this one Heath. You’ve got 10 stop goodness and minimalism all in one package.

Randy Bayne - January 19, 2012 - 9:47 am

Amazing shot Heath. Love the isolation, the reflection, and the 10-stop goodness.

Adam Olson - January 19, 2012 - 10:30 am

Awesome shot Heath! Glad to have you back, I actually was just thinking to myself this morning that I hadn’t seen much from you lately. Love how the water almost disappears into the sky. Well done!

Curt Fleenor - January 19, 2012 - 11:37 am

And what a shot to start off with – beautiful isolation.

Rick Young - January 19, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Fantastic brother.

A.Barlow - January 20, 2012 - 10:50 am

Love this shot man. I tried to get a shot of this exact thing when I was there but some crazy dude and his “band mates” decided to converge on just about every frame I tried to get. (grr)

Anyways man, I told Mike that the next time you guys all come down, if possible, hit me up and I’ll show you all some other cool spots you might have missed. (If you can stand the smell at times that is) 🙂

Kris Koeller - January 29, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Awesome shot. Love the minimalism.

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