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!!!

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