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Someone in California should go check this place out..

 
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May 15, 2011 21:32 |  #1
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http://www.wimp.com/ac​cidentalsea/ (external link)

Sounds like an amazing photo opportunity.


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May 15, 2011 21:35 |  #2
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gorgeous, and exceptional video. thanks for sharing. ill have to visit when im back. never knew this.


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May 15, 2011 23:02 as a reply to  @ stayhumble's post |  #3

A number of us actually did a sunrise run at the Salton Sea a few months back - managed to get to the Northern shore by sunrise for some fantastic shots, and then worked our way around to find some of the abandoned properties on both the Eastern shore, and the Western shore.

It truly is a surrealistic experience out there - post apocalyptic is a fine way to describe it. The sound of tiny fish bones crunching beneath your feet with every step, the sight of absolutely everything covered in salt - from a fine encrustation in some places, to heavy duty armor built up on others - and the absence of people, while finding these "ruins"...some of them seem so fresh, like the people just left a couple of weeks prior, but it's just so hard to tell.

Here's a link to a thread we were working for the trip - I'm linking to page 8, where a couple of the guys have put in some photos.
https://photography-on-the.net …hread.php?t=973​708&page=8


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May 16, 2011 02:14 |  #4

i've seen the documentary of this place. its seems like an amazing place to stop by while on a road trip.


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May 16, 2011 17:03 |  #5

I need to do an overnight trip there sometime, I have only been out there during the day.


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May 16, 2011 17:14 |  #6

It's pretty major. Will take you a few days to explore the Salton Sea in its entirety and shoot photos..
Stinks too..


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May 16, 2011 17:22 |  #7

I'm so there
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May 16, 2011 17:48 as a reply to  @ ElWalrus's post |  #8

Don't go out there in the summer or you'll FRY! :o


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May 16, 2011 19:36 as a reply to  @ nebula_42's post |  #9

It's nowhere as bad as the video makes out. The County of Riverside recently took over the abandoned North Shore Yacht Club, which looked like this in March 2009:

IMAGE: http://johnwright.smugmug.com/Photographic-Road-Trips/Salton-Sea-Road-Trip/IMG100-0515-40D/503718858_4wS8t-XL.jpg

And redeveloped it into a Senior Center. This shot was taken in November of 2009 and you can see how far along the restoration was at that time.

IMAGE: http://johnwright.smugmug.com/Photographic-Road-Trips/Salton-Sea-Road-Trip-II/IMG100-6378-40D/708372919_nhedv-XL.jpg

I haven't been back since the restoration was completed so I don't know what the building looks like now.

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May 16, 2011 19:46 as a reply to  @ JWright's post |  #10

Bombay Beach really does look like the pictures in the video...

IMAGE: http://johnwright.smugmug.com/Photographic-Road-Trips/Salton-Sea-Road-Trip/IMG100-0496-40D/503715581_aULh5-XL.jpg

There's an abandoned Marine Base out by the town of Niland southeast of the Sea called "Slab City" that has become a home for squatters.

IMAGE: http://johnwright.smugmug.com/Photographic-Road-Trips/Salton-Sea-Road-Trip/IMG100-0466-40D/503711535_Xv9H7-XL-1.jpg

There are a couple of old water tanks at Slab City that have been decorated with very eclectic artwork, most of which is NSFW...

My full Salton Sea galleries are here: http://johnwright.smug​mug.com/Photographic-Road-Trips (external link)

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May 16, 2011 20:28 as a reply to  @ JWright's post |  #11

I was there a couple years ago for a small photography trip. It's really not as weird as the video makes it out to be in most areas, there are areas that are pretty strange but a lot of people still live around there. Slab city/The painted mountain is a little ways away from the sea itself, and slab city can be pretty sketchy, the people that live there are not super fond of visitors. That said there are some pretty amazing photo ops out there.




  
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May 16, 2011 20:29 |  #12

Dont forget to get a Date Shake!! BTW Ben Willmore took some fantastic shots out there and made a few HDR's worth a look www.bestofben.com (external link) look for badlands link....


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May 16, 2011 23:57 |  #13

I truly enjoyed that video. Thanks for sharing.


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May 17, 2011 10:43 as a reply to  @ ShaneKPhotography's post |  #14

Very cool video Ive got to go there. lets load the rv :D


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