Sunday, May 1, 2011

HOLGA - Salton Sea - Bombay Beach

The Salton Sea is a saline lake located in Southern California 166 miles (267.5 km) east and slightly north of San Diego where we recently visited. I went to the Salton Sea several years ago so was excited to visit again with my Holga cameras. I had read much about Bombay Beach on its eastern shore and wanted to visit as the rising and falling water levels have created what I thought of as a fun photo opportunity. It seems like Bombay Beach flooded and then the very small town was moved back from the water. A sand dike was built to prevent subsequent flooding. However some structures on the sea side of the dike were left and have deteriorated over the years creating photo opportunities.

I shot Velvia fujichrome which I had cross processed when developed. To get an idea of how sunny and bright it is in this desert area when I use Velvia in Vermont the colors are very bright red, orange purple and pink. And I took many many many photos, both Holga and digital, of this area.




A flip flop left on the edge of a crusted saline mire. And no, I didn't step on it to find out what was below.



A watertower (?) next to the saline crusted whatever.



A runon photo of fallen down and still standing abandoned buildings.



A double exposure photo of my daughter with her camera and the area.



Another abandoned building.



Father and daughter face off on top of the dike near the sea.



Another runon shot of our car, the rocky shore and the Salton Sea.

2 comments:

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

So much yellow and orange light! :O

I am looking forward to seeing your digital shots of the same area to compare...

sbk said...

hi ytsl,

It's very bright there. Will post some digital shoots soon.