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Salton Sea – Leaning – heath ofee dot com

I’m not entirely sure what this old, rusted barrel would have been used for back in the day, so if you have any ideas, feel free to let me know. This structure is one of the only things still standing on the waterfront at Bombay Beach. Most of the other old houses and trailers have completely caved in and decayed over the years…I should have a couple shots of those coming in the near future.

The one thing that made it difficult to shoot at this location was the nasty ground conditions. From the photo below, it may appear as though the ground is just a firm, salty crust, but what you don’t see is the one or two inches of soft mud that lies just below the surface. The day I went to Bombay Beach, I did not have the appropriate footwear for tramping around in the mud, so I was unable to get some of the shots I would have liked. I’ll be making my way back there better prepared on my next trip to California.

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 11mm, F 16, ISO 100, 1/50 sec

15 thoughts on “Salton Sea – Leaning

  1. I have been enjoying your entire Salton Sea series, it is a place I have long wanted to visit. As for the barrel in this image, where I grew up something like this would have been used to store some sort of fuel. It would be filled from a truck and then gravity would feed whatever was being fueled.

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