Salton Sea of the Midwest // on film - The Dainty Squid

Salton Sea of the Midwest // on film

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Back in March Jeff, Jason and I discovered a former vacation spot beside a lake that was full of abandoned trailers. That day I shot with both my pentax k1000 and my 60D (...and my land camera because what can I say, I apparently love to juggle cameras.) I posted the digital photos right away (see here) but just recently got the film from that day developed. I wasn't 100% positive I would share these since I already posted photos of this place but the film gives off a whole different vibe than the digital images. The film photos are so much grittier and while I don't necessarily think that is accurate to how this place actually felt, it sure does look good!

I'm looking forward to getting back here some time this summer and seeing it all grown up and green.

All of the photos above were taken with a Canon T2 and Fujifilm 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.

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17 thoughts

  1. Great shots!
    I see an eye in that last picture ;)

  2. That recliner just begs for someone to come and sit a spell, and by the way.... I find these photos to be somewhat Texas chainsaw-ish. LOL OOOOh, creepy!

    1. Blerg! I'm not squeamish about gross stuff but that chair was GROSS.

      Hah! I can see that.

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    1. Thank you so much, Alexandra! Figured you'd like this place.

  4. Man, I don't know why but I love that armchair photo.

  5. These are great! There's a special on Netflix called Abandoned America that talks about old ghost towns and how they became that way. The Salton Sea is apart of it and it's really interesting! You should check it out if you haven't!

  6. I hope that Abandoned America is on UK netflix too! I love abandoned places and spend hours imagining their stories. Would love to explore some of these places.

  7. Amazing photos! I would love to renovate a trailer...

  8. These are amazing! I love the textures and colours. It's kind of sad that all these awesome looking trailers are derelict though.

  9. Always loving your adventures! <3 I wonder how you keep your tons of developed photos! in an album, a box?


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