Hit The Lights!

A continuation from our Salton Sea explorations! This is from a location where we are planning to shoot some recreations of “Ghosts of the 20’s and 30’s” very soon. The Salton Sea was accidentally created when the Colorado River was diverted, and filled up this basin in the desert with fresh water! It then became the playground of the Rich and Famous from the Hollywood Set. Resorts, Restaurants, Hotels popped up like mushrooms and the entire area flourished! The Great Depression, WWII and other economic factors later caused the area to lose its allure and eventually fall into decay. The Sea itself, due to the fact that it no longer has a fresh input of water became more and more salty as the hot desert sun evaporated its water, leaving only the heartiest of fish, The mighty Tilapia, behind. You may recall previous posts regarding this fish and how it lines the shores…yuck!

This image harkens a time where perhaps a band was about to come to the stage, Flappers and Gents with Spats ready to dance – the call comes to the Stage Tech – Hit The Lights… perhaps we can also create a modern-day story around as part of our Salton Sea Project? What do you think?

Thanks for the kind visit to our humble Photoblog!  If you have any questions, just drop a note

Kathleen and Erik


10 responses

  1. J’aime les détails, une belle image !

    March 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

  2. Pretty cool and interesting image. Gotta love that place.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  3. How awesome is this! Great back-story and a highly dramatic photo to complete the picture!

    March 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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