Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

I went to the Salton Sea this morning with Mike Uriell and Charlotte Cannor and the timing was great. Arrived just as the sun was coming up. It was cold, about 37 degrees but warmed up quickly to 67 degrees with some 8 to 10 mph cold wind from the north. I was working with the Canon 6D and Tamaron 28-300 new edition lens.All these images were taken with this lens. Mike had his new Nikon D750 and several lenses. I must say I am very impressed with the features on the Nikon camera. Very easy to use and has level horizon info in the viewfinder. The Jpgs on the tilt LCD screen looked very good. Will have to see how the raw files pass through CaptureOne software. Mike is having problems converting the NEF files in PS or CaptureOne and the DNG processing is way off from being good.

The Salton Sea is extremely low water due to the drought. The lake bed was very mushy and sticky due to the recent rain that fell there. It was impossible to drive off the paved roads with out getting stuck in the soil. The only good thing is the lack of pesky flies and mosquitos that are a constant nuisance in the warmer months.

Here are few image for you to look at from this adventure.

Please let me know what you think of them?

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Color TV

Color TV

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Earth shadow before sunrise

Earth shadow before sunrise

Shadow from first light.

Shadow from first light.

Portrait shadows.

Portrait shadows.

Big metal boxes.

Big metal boxes.

Mushy lake bed.

Mushy lake bed.

scared birds.

scared birds.

Dried fish

Dried fish

God's grill.

God’s grill.

Keeping it alive

Keeping it alive

canvas wall

canvas wall

Poor potty

Poor potty

Destruction in Bomb Bay

Destruction in Bomb Bay

Strange window shade

Strange window shade

Gate keeper

Gate keeper

Poor reception

Poor reception

tube reflection

tube reflection

sad chair

sad chair

Trailer window

Trailer window

Wall art

Wall art

Cracked ceiling

Cracked ceiling

Low tide

Low tide

Sun baked

Sun baked

Piano strings

Piano strings

cactus farm

cactus farm

Happy creature

Happy creature

Giant serpent

Giant serpent

Scales

Scales

Tree box

Tree box

great morning light

great morning light

follow the leader

follow the leader

Morning flight

Morning flight

Till death do us part

Till death do us part

Mike's break

Mike’s break

Poor roofing job

Poor roofing job

wicked chair

wicked chair