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2014 Late July At The Salton Sea

Whoever said ‘you must suffer for your art’ must have been thinking about photographing birds at the Salton Sea in mid-summer. Temperatures here often elevate to over 115°F in the shade. Standing in the midday sun, trying to catch an image, is a test of one’s endurance, fortitude, patience and sanity. Not that the birds … Read more

2017-08-11 Salton Sea Sunsets

Choosing to add a few more “features” to my RV delayed the launch of my expedition into the inter-mountain west. I might have taken Interstate 15 on my way to Salt Lake, as that would have been the preferred track of my guidance system, but a reported a one hour traffic delay only 50 miles … Read more

2017-01-17: A Great Day At The Salton Sea

It was a great day at the Salton Sea yesterday. I arrived too late Monday for any work photographically, but it allowed me to be there at first light, which was wonderful. I spent the night sleeping in my van near “Unit 1” on Vendel Road. Debbie Merrill drove there Tuesday morning, and we were … Read more

2016-04-10 Sights South Of Albuquerque

San Lorenzo Canyon was described to my friend Jerry recently by members of his camera club. On Friday 2016-03-18, we set out to find this place in the desert above the Rio Grande. We climbed into my Travato and headed south on the I-25. While en route about 12 miles south, at the town of Los Lunas, Jerry asked me … Read more

2015-04-28 Salton Sea

My first ‘real’ stop on this outbound leg of this expedition was at the Salton Sea. I made four stops in the general area. Poe Road, Vendel Road, Lack & Lindsey Roads, and Ramer Lake. My focus, when on bird safaris is often purely on the birds themselves. On this trip I’m making an effort … Read more