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Splendid Smooth Still Shiny Sparkling Saturday Salton Sea Sunset

Splendid Smooth Still Shiny Sparkling Saturday Salton Sea Sunset

Shot from the ruins of the jetty and boat ramp at Niland Marina County Park on the southeastern shore of the Salton Sea. While the park officially closed many years ago, it's still accessible an quite scenic and serene. Several abandoned bathroom buildings remain. Inland a small group of squatters(?) live in campers year-round as I see their trailers parked inland from here every time.

The Salton Sea is home to many spectacular sunsets. I believe the moisture form the large lake does something to affect the clouds above it. I first became intrigued by the Salton Sea when I saw an exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts sometime in the early 2000's. Before then, I didn't even know the place existed.

I shot this with a Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm EX DG lens at 1/25 sec f/7.1 ISO 400.

I originally headed out here to shoot an expanding mud volcano that's threatening the nearby Highway 111 as well as Union Pacific railroad tracks. The mud volcano / mud pot was a bit sensationalized by the media and wasn't even worth a single camera phone shot. When I arrived, it wasn't bubbling or steaming at all. Fortunately the sunset forecast was looking good, so I decided to kill some time at Bombay Beach and then I headed back down here just before sunset to shoot this (part of a timelapse) as well as an after-dark timelapse sequence.

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Photo prise le 3 novembre 2018 (© slworking2 / Flickr)

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