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.




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