Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

Come join me on my journey!

Much Needed Time At The Salton Sea Yesterday! (1/30/16)

Jen and I decided last week that we needed to spend time experiencing the calm that comes when spending time photographing at the Salton Sea. I get lost in the beauty that somehow always reveals itself once I put myself in the mindset of singleness of purpose…..watching the birds. As I’ve said before….Everytime time I come away with a unique collection of photos that I couldn’t have predicted I’d get.

At home the previous night’s sunset was incredibly beautiful. I imagined Jen and I might have another beautifully colored sunset at the Salton Sea as a local storm was headed our way. We did not get clouds as I’d hoped and not much color. But I am happy with the photos I didn’t know I’d get earlier in the late afternoon. Not having expectations leaves me open to what is of interest to me at the moment.

I didn’t know head of time I’d only use the Canon Zoom EF 100-400mm 1:4-5-5.6 L IS II USM lens the entire shoot. But I did. Much of the time I was out at the 400 end. We arrived at the S.S. around 2:30pm so I had a little trouble knowing what exposures would work best. Lightroom in post processing helped me like some of the photos a little a bit more than how they looked straight out of camera.
































10 Responses to “Much Needed Time At The Salton Sea Yesterday! (1/30/16)”

  1. Wow. First, I’m so grateful to see new photographs here. There’s something about you and Great Egrets. Each of these speaks differently and clearly. Each has a variation on beauty. I can photograph egrets adequately. They’re beautiful animals and will carry an image. But. These are special. They have the kind of thing that has eluded me. The two on that tuft of grass just off the beach are especially magic.Thank you. I hope these gave you as much joy as they give me. Love.

    • Thanks JJ. At 2am last night, before I finally went to bed, I wrote on your recent blog entry and before you know it (and before I saved the comment…it was gone. Pissed.) I will write on your blog entry today again.

  2. [Grins.]

    I just had that problem on my birds forum. After a 15 minute reply. Hmm. Perhaps the universe is looking for brevity. I’ll try that.

  3. Ray Jeffers says:

    I always love the Salton Sea photos!

  4. Thomas Kane says:

    Beautiful photos, Linda! You have quite the talent!!
    Love to you and Raymie.

  5. Patricia Drury says:

    great nature shots but I especially love your editing techniques Linda… Brava!

  6. Hey,

    So glad I came back. I think you’ve uploaded more photographs in this story since I first visited. Or perhaps I’m looking at things differently. Either way, this is the time of the gulls for me. The flight sequence tells a story in a way no other process can. And I hope we share the joy of the bird looking at us directly through the lens as in the nearly full frame gull in flight.

    More, please.