The Week 29: Landscape/Waterscape

July 20, 2016 – In case you didn’t notice, I skipped Week 28, Portrait/Family. I fully intend to make the photo, but a lousy week-long migraine made the idea of putting my puffy mug in front of a camera horrifying. So… we’re skipping ahead to Waterscape. I wanted something unusual for the waterscape, so made this photo while out at the Salton Sea a few weeks ago, specifically for this prompt.

WEEK 29: Landscape/Waterscape

Ocean, lake, river, pond, or puddle. Make water the primary subject of this landscape!

If you ever have the opportunity to go the Salton Sea, you should. It’s one of the most surreal places in the world, no exaggeration.

“The Salton Sea was formed between 1905 and 1907 when the Colorado River burst through poorly built irrigation controls south of Yuma, Arizona. Almost the entire flow of the river filled the Salton Basin for more than a year, inundating communities, farms and the main line of the Southern Pacific Railroad.”

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This particular location is Bombay Beach, covered in dead fish, pungent in smell, and just… bizarre.


The day we were there was overcast, which made it even more surreal, the sky and ground blending into one.


Last time I went there, the insane winds nearly blew us off our dirt-bikes, so this was a much better experience, helping me see the beauty that is the Salton Sea. Just don’t breathe too deeply.

Birds in Flight


I’m making this short since I’m the throes of novel editing… AGAIN. Oh, the joys of being a novelist. But hey… its a labor of love… right? Hopefully this will be the edit that sticks.

Until next time… with last week’s PORTRAIT/FAMILY and next week’s ARTISTIC/PATTERNS,


Later gators!

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