Photographing the Salton Sea III – Salton Sea Beach

The most famous subject at Salton Sea Beach

The most famous subject at Salton Sea Beach

On our way to Anza Borrego, Mary and I stopped at the Salton Sea beach (our third or fourth set up there) and captured the weird and beautiful landscape and other “junk.”  Here is the epitome of the Salton Sea in all is glory – beautiful dessert landscape, littered by the broken dreams of man.  See what I mean:

This is what it looks like as you drive up the beach south of the Marina

This is what it looks like as you drive up to the beach south of the Marina

The “beach” that is south of the Marina has many abandoned and burned-out houses and motor-homes.  The beach is really made of ground fish bones, and it has a salty alkaline smell.  With several “chairs” about, we were not short of subjects.  Finally, we were fortunate to have amazing mid-day skies.  We shot with both our color and infrared cameras.

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We drove over to the Marina which is just a few blocks north driving over the downed fence (probably trespassing, though I did not see any signs) and got a few more shots.

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Here are two other blogs about the Salton Sea – Bombay Beach and Red Hill Marina.  I would recommend Salton Sea beach for at least one trip.  Not sure, we feel the need to go back.  It is a bit sad and definitely creepy.

To see more of (and buy) our photographs, please go to www.pamphotography.com.

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4 thoughts on “Photographing the Salton Sea III – Salton Sea Beach

  1. Love this and YES, it is beyond creepy. My favorite shot was the last one in the blog, but that image with the murdered lazy boy is s.p.o.o.k.y. Great stuff!

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