Where: Salton Sea, CA
Between Meeting: Sunday Before a Monday Meeting
I had a free weekend while on the road in Southern California and headed to Palm Springs. When possible, I travel with two sets of sticks (That’s a tripod and my golf clubs).
I’m an avid golfer. Many years ago I carried a 9 handicap. But that was the analog world, where there seemed to be more time to practice than in today’s digital world.
I love the natural beauty of a golf course. I also enjoy playing in beautifully landscaped settings that are often in well-to-do zip codes. But after a round, I find myself drawn to the tougher parts of town. While I try to shoot a low score with one set of sticks in a nice neighborhood, I reach for my other sticks by Manfrotto to shoot compelling images in areas not found in tourist guides.
So after an enjoyable round of golf in Palm Springs, I headed two hours in the wrong direction to the Salton Sea. Communities around the Salton Sea like Bombay Beach are either in decline, decay or are outright abandoned. Perfect!
So I played golf mid-day in bad light, made photographs in the decay in good light, then headed back to a resort for dinner. Does that make me a hypocrite? I make sure not to play golf in the good light……
I converted this image to Black-And-White for impact and used it for these online tutorials on Black-and-White printing.