Thursday, April 30, 2015

National Chloride Company

This area of the Southern California desert near Amboy is fascinating to me. So sparse and open. The National Chloride Co. has operated in this area for years, and the soil is heavily modified and impacted by the operations here. There are channels of chemically-laced waters, white salt-encrusted soils and little triangular man-made hills. Nothing grows here, and I imagine it's a bit like being on the surface of the moon (without the gravity change). It lends itself to B&W photography.






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33 comments:

  1. You find the wonder




    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. Fascinating images. Love the last shot the best!

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  3. A very landscape indeed and you made the most of it. i love that last shot.

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  4. What great, different shots and, yes, I too, love the landscape!! Terrific last shot indeed!! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!!

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  5. Brilliant shots!

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  6. I still like the color ones the best. The last one is indeed terrific. Great shot.

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  7. Great series, my favorite is a photo-quarters.

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  8. Great series, my favorite is a photo-quarters.

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  9. It is an interesting place.. The last shot is my favorite.. Have a happy weekend!

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  10. I see what you mean - more interesting in black and white.
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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  11. What a strange, but fascinating landscape. I love the way you are showing it in black and white.

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  12. i like that fifth shot...cool mars lander style

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  13. BW shots are great! ~ along with your sky shots!

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

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  14. Great black and white photos and that last one at eye level, fantastic!

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  15. Yep, you were right. I was there at 29 Palms. Yes, that is black and white county except for the green water filled trench there. I like that last shot!

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  16. Incredible images of an incredible landscape! I love it. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  17. What a gorgeous series of shots! Love the skies especially.

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  18. Thanks for the other-worldly pictures. That's just what we thought when we were in that area.

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  19. apart from the great skies you found some interesting angles to shot from :) Love it!

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  20. Nice selection of shots - the place really looks desolate. I really like the bottom pic.

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  21. LOVE that last shot and the panoramas!

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  22. Beautiful photos !
    The last one is wonderful.

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  23. love it! very different from where I live here in NZ

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  24. Stunning captures ... the last one is my favorite!

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  25. Big statements from the dessert land, i like the semi buried tyre. Nice series.

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  26. What a lovely collection. I can't take my eyes off the last picture!

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  27. Sparse to say the least - I can see why black and white works - but that last colour shot is great as well.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  28. This is an amazing series of shots! So great!

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