Took a trip to the Salton Sea. Drove around the entire lake, and just let the once booming part of California soak in. Incredibly eerie.
At one point, I drove down a long road that was closed and found an old beach. The only remaining buildings were the bathrooms, which were now just barely standing. But a little ways off in the distance were a couple of camper trailers. I was going to venture toward them, but I felt as I got closer that they were still being occupied. Made my heart skip a little.
At the end of the day though, I did find the Salton Sea Wildlife Refuge, and it was awesome. There was a 2 story open deck that I went up to watch the sunset, and ended up taking about an hour nap, and woke up to the stars, more clear than ever. A moment and feeling I won’t forget for a while. Just sitting by myself, in the middle of nowhere, my guess would be I was the only person in a 5 mile radius, letting nature happen around me. Special moment to just be.
I shot mostly video, but caught a couple stills as well to bring back. I feel like the world is headed in a direction where the new photo journalist will provide both video and stills, so here is my first go at the new frontier::