Erika, Jen and I spent late afternoon and evening at the Salton Sea last week. What a joy. And what a great opportunity it was for me as Erika knows so much more than I about flash. This was a first shooting with a skilled photographer. I loved it. I keep saying I need to join a camera club and not be so solo learning photography. Anyone local reading this, let me know if you want to go shooting sometime, ok?
Erika taught Jen and me a lot.
Erika took this photo of me.
Erika knew this background would be great.
The shoreline is covered with dead Talapia.
Before we headed out to light write an old Gas Station (I posted this picture a few days ago.), I took a couple of shots out over the Salton Sea.
Jen on our 5:30pm hike today. Training for next week’s backpack is slow going these days for me.
Erika and Jen at the Salton Sea.
Two nights ago at the Salton Sea with Erika and Jen. Had a blast night light painting.
Last night we ended up shooting moonlit windmills.
Roger drove up to our park cars while in the desert photographing the moonlit windmills. Thought we were in big trouble until we found out Roger shoots weddings and owns lots of camera gear. We had fun hanging with him for a while.
Went back one more time to the Salton Sea with Jen, my sister Leila and brother-in-law Dennis. We got lucky with one of those very unique opportunities where the clouds and the light make magic.
Jen’s shot of me. We set up one Speedlite 580EX II, using a 1/2 cut orange gel.
Light color change from this perspective.
After this sunset shot the color changed and I began liking the rest of the dark sky lighting.
Pointing my camera straight up after Jen noticed the ring around the moon. Eerie, especially on the day everyone’s talking about the world coming to an end:-)
Me and my shadow.
Obedience bird stands still for a 14 second exposure!
My favorite of the night.
Jen and I stayed long after sunset tonight photographing the the light in the sky when all seemed dark. Tomorrow I’ll be posting many more photos. We seemed to have had some very special lighting.
I have posted 18 photos in the Portfolio section of my website under Travel/Outings. Hope you check them out here.
So close, yet seems so far…..The Salton Sea is a magical place to visit.
Jen and I drove the 50 minute drive yesterday afternoon arriving around 2pm and stayed until 5:30pm.
Around 2pm Ray and I drove to the Salton Sea so I could test out my new lens in some good light. Ray used his compact Canon G11 camera before becoming my spotter. What a team.
I had a ball and learned a lot. Using a prime lens (only one focal length) helps me learn the lens better.