Friday, 19 March 2010

Southern California January 2010

Trip to Southern California: I went there to hang the Salton Sea exhibit in the La Quinta Museum (images of which are also on this site). I had the chance to visit the Salton Sea and was sad to say that quite a substantial amount of water had evaporated, so an image that I had taken in Spring 2008 of the three trees shows them surrounded by water, which was very different to what I saw this time.

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Red Hill marina inlet

Though am also happy to report that a rainstorm that happened shortly after the above image was taken, brought the levels of water back to a more acceptible level. I shall return in April to the same spot and see what has happened since.

Site of the Motel in North Shore

Salton Sea, my favourite place to be.

La Quinta Cove; Old town La Quinta is surrounded by mountains on three sides;

Near Yucca Valley; got caught in a rain storm (one of many that week) trying to look at an old abandoned town; the rain makes the desert landscape turn to mud; sat in car peering out wishing it would stop momentarily and also unsure how I would make it back to town. Southern California roads are notorious for not being built for rain so mudslides and sudden floodings are quite common.

Joshua Tree

Twentynine Palms nightsky

Back in Orange; buildings are definately very cool!