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Cracking Up – heath ofee dot com

When Rick Young turned off the highway and led us down a long dirt road towards the Salton Sea that ran next to an orange orchard, I wasn’t entirely sure that the location would work out. But as it turned out, this portion of the beach had some amazing photo ops and the six of us who made it down there each came away with some keepers.

A spent a good chunk of my time on this section of shoreline shooting towards the lake, but when I spotted this cracked earth and the mountains in the background I switched things up and shot in the opposite direction. I’m glad I did because as soon as I saw this long exposure on the LCD, I knew I had my shot of the day. Thanks for dragging us down that dirt road, Rick!

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

20 thoughts on “Cracking Up

  1. That’s right. Cheers to me! I love this photo Heath and grabbed something similar myself, although Mike had my 10 stop at the time. #buyyourowndamnfilteryoubastard

  2. Don’t know what I can add. This is a fantastic shot. Love the angle, the leading, background, all of it. Great exposure for that desolate Salton Sea look. Nailed it!

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