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Wasteland

Yes, that water's actually pink! Exploring the effects of isolation in its most extreme form, I journeyed to the Salton Sea, ground zero to one of the nation’s largest ecological disasters. As all inhabitants gradually abandoned the lake in the late 50’s, the Salton sea soon became an isolated wasteland. Following my exploration deeper and deeper into the heart of decay, this photograph (as part of a larger concentration) reveals the effects of isolation on color and life. The Sea's acidic minerals dyed the water in this image bright pink, creating a surreal environment which, while beautiful from a distance, is toxic from within. Surrounded in a circle of compacted dirt, the dead carcass of a fish serves as a symbol for the absence of life in this bleak wasteland.

TAGS: California, Fish

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Copyright:
© Tim Guiteras.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 27
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 30mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO250
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PHOTO LOCATION Salton Sea, California, United States of America