Thursday, 30 January 2014

Pelican Days and Clean-Up Day

The date for the clean-up (see photos below) will be the 22nd February - a Saturday from 9am to Noon!!

Please email me info(at) to let me know you're coming so I can gauge numbers and I may put you in groups into different areas (but all within a couple of miles in Salton City along the shoreline).

This past Saturday I was attending the Pelican Days held at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area along with books and prints in tow and it was great. There were a lot of people there from all over, including a young man who was visiting from Luxembourg!

I got to speak with several artists and photographers, including Mark Stewart from the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge who certainly knows a thing or two about photography and does gorgeous work! He focuses on birds and wildlife in general, a lot of it shot at Sonny Bono NWR.

It was great to be at the park all day and see how the lighting changes the Sea; it was a cloudy day too, hazy, and with that great hazy line that looks as though water is evaporating and as though waterfalls were tumbling down the side of the desert mountains on the other side of the Sea: a fata morgana. It was hard to capture as I only had my 50mm standard SLR lens but here is a cropped image:

So when I wasn't standing at my booth chitchatting about the Sea with various patrons, visitors, or scientists, I would run down to the shoreline and photograph, mesmerised by the hourly changes, some subtle, some drastic, all sublime.

Thank you to Connie and Fredda  at the State Recreation Area for having me!!!

Friday, 24 January 2014

UPDATE - that what plagues the Sea.

We had cleaned this area before but looks like we will have to clean it again. Date tbc. Possibly the 8th Feb. Off of Sea Port Ave, East of South Marina in Salton City. Thank you to Terri for spotting it and passing on the info. 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

In Heaven as on Earth

What I love about the Sea - one of the many things - is that when the Sea is still and calm, and when there are clouds, you are looking at perfect reflections. This was such a day about a week ago. I took tons of photos. And I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed strolling along the shoreline.

On a sad note, I just found out (again) that someone has been illegally dumping possibly in the same spot that we just cleaned up in November. This I will investigate. Thoughts about organizing clean-up in February (8th, Saturday) are stirring in my mind. I will keep you posted on this matter.

On a more positive note, the Salton Sea has come to the Palm Springs International Airport! The City of Palm Springs had a call for entry several months back and my work was accepted into the show. Some of my Salton Sea photos from my Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea project are currently hanging, alongside superb art work by local artists! There will be a reception, the date has to be confirmed.

Also coming up are the Pelican Days birding festival at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area - 24th-26th January! I will be there all day on the 25th with books and some prints.

As a last note, please get in touch with me if you have any stories or comments to make on the Salton Sea and would like to be featured in my Voices and Portraits section. I and the readers (Yes I am speaking on behalf of you) love to see photos of the Salton Sea and hearing your stories. Get in touch - info(at) Thanks!