Have a Seat, Relax!

Did you bring Popcorn?

This was shot in what looked like an old warehouse on the east shore of The Salton Sea, just east of San Diego California. We were scouting for interesting and edgy locations for a Harley Davidson motorcycle shoot as well as a Trash the Dress sometime later this summer. This was an enormous location, but from the debris, it looked like it is actually a busy spot. During the week at three PM it seemed rather safe, but I can imagine that there is much more activity later during the week and as the sun goes down. Still, an amazingly interesting spot!

In the 1920s, the Salton Sea developed into a tourist attraction, because of its water recreation, and waterfowl attracted to the area.

The Salton Sea has had some success as a resort area, with Salton City, Salton Sea Beach, and Desert Shores on the western shore and Desert Beach, North Shore, and Bombay Beach built on the eastern shore in the 1950s. The town of  Niland is located 2 miles (3 km) southeast of the Sea as well. The evidence of geothermal activity is also visible. There are Mud Pots and Mud Volcanoes on the eastern side of the Salton Sea. There are also hundreds of thousand of dried up fish bones lining the shores, glistening white after being bleached by the harsh desert sun over the years! This place is a must see for Photographers.

Thanks for the kind visit and if you have any questions, just drop us a note


8 responses

  1. Nice shot!

    Yep, it was an old warehouse – if it’s the same one I am thinking about. If your looking for a TTD spot, that’s prob a good one. There are some other spots off of Davis Rd and a few others that might work in Bombay Beach. Oh, and there is a few spots over in Neiland – an old firestation come to mind. You may also check out Slab City.

    You prob can control the light a bit better there though depending on what you plan on bringing as far as lighting.

    February 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  2. Absolutely love this one, Erik! Great dark and moody shot here!

    February 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

  3. Great HDR

    February 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  4. Nice spot! Makes me want to curl up for a nap. The comp really leads me through the building, too, so nice choice.

    March 2, 2012 at 4:31 am

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