My wife and I just returned from a little weekend trip to the Salton Sea
, a really interesting lake in Southeast California. When we got there, it was dark and I couldn't believe my eyes... the lake appeared to be glowing! It turns out the lake has a very high salt content and it also has Phosphorus
material in the water, which makes the water glow when it moves. It was super windy that night, so the waves on the lake were causing it to fully glow. So of course I took a lot of photos, and here they are.
And for you photographers out there, the first image above was a 17 minute exposure on the Canon 5d, with no noise! I was very surprised and excited about that! This is kinda funny too, I haven't bought a cable release yet so this is my ghetto release I made. A broken pencil with gaffers tape. Hey, it worked...