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Splendid Smooth Still Shiny Sparkling Saturday Salton Sea Sunset Timelapse

Splendid Smooth Still Shiny Sparkling Saturday Salton Sea Sunset Timelapse

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.

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.

This video is was made from 773 frames with a Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm EX DG lens a Aperture Priority at f/5 ISO 400. Exposure times ranged from 1/160 sec to 3.2 sec with a three second interval.

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 taken on 5 November 2018 (© slworking2 / Flickr)

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