So we've been on the road for 10 days now; on one hand, it feels like we've been living this way forever, and on the other hand, it's totally flying by. We spent the last week or so in Flagstaff and Sedona. Originally, we thought a week would be plenty of time, but we felt like we could have stayed another month. I have like a trillion photos of Antelope Canyon to sort through, but I'm hoping to be able to blog that all soon. In the meantime, we're currently camped out at the Salton Sea in California. We had actually no plans to stay here. I knew the Salton Sea was a place I wanted to check out, but I didn't envision staying more than a few hours - all of the photos I had seen were of Bombay Beach, an abandoned, formerly submerged town with an eerie quality to it - a place that would have been cool to take a quick look at and then move on. We still hope to check it out, but two days ago we were driving out of Thermal towards Niland, saw the sun begin to set, and pulled over into what we thought was just an old parking lot but which turned out to be actually a quite nice campground... and we've been here ever since. Who would have guessed this place was so beautiful? We've been seeing the most incredible sunsets and sunrises, and I've been having so much fun messing around with some long night exposures and light painting... although, I remembered to bring my tripod but somehow managed to leave every single one of my quick release plates at home so I've been using a stack of nutrition books on a picnic table in place of a tripod. Oops.
This next shot was taken in total darkness, about an hour and a half after sunset. The colors were so crazy!
^ You can see the stack of books I used as a makeshift tripod on the table above. Heh heh.