#SaveOurSeas

Chasing the sun

For those who live in Southern California we all are familiar with the Salton Sea. For those who live in the Imperial Valley area, are very familiar with the smell of the Salton Sea.

The sea is slowly evaporating each year, leaving behind a salinity of 4.0 and increasing. It’s more salty than our oceans and the only fish that survive there are tilapia and even those are dying off. The sea is not only home to the tilapia, but it’s also home to over 380 species of birds that migrate during the seasons.

We can’t afford to lose this place that many birds and fish call home. It would be a disaster if that would ever happen. So what’s being done to save our sea? Lots of talk and no action I’m afraid. Sure, there have been plans drawn up to restore the sea, but it would take over 25 years to complete and by that time the sea would be gone.

What can we do? Well, we can bring more attention to this cause and make a difference. If the ALS foundation can raise money by getting celebrities to do the bucket challenge why can’t friends of the Salton Sea. We can start the #SaltonSeaChallenge and get people to pour huge amounts of salt into a bucket along with water and dump it on them, crazy?

One person who is making a difference is Randy Brown. He has this crazy idea of walking the entire distance of the sea, which is 116 miles in 120 degree heat next year. Now that’s dedication!

If you’re interested in supporting this crazy adventure (and you should be) please check out his site and make a donation to the cause.  http://www.saltonseawalk.com

We all have to start somewhere!

Save our Sea

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Salvation Mountain

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This was my first time at this place and it did not disappoint. I came here earlier in the day to check it out not even thinking of capturing the stars because it was really cloudy that day. I’m so glad I did come back later that evening. I had the Mountain all to myself along with the caretaker who watches over it. I really think I was fortunate to capture something magical.

 

Leonard Knight dedicated 27 years of his life creating this work of art until he passed away earlier this year in February. He lived in the back of a truck with no running water or electricity. I don’t think you have to be religious at all to get the message of love. I dedicated this image in memory of Mr. Knight.

Salvation Mountain

 

There are 10 images taken at 30 Sec exposure, F/2.8, at ISO 3200 stitched together in Photoshop to create this pano over Salvation Mountain. The lights that you see in the background are from the town of El Centro, Ca

Salvation Mountain is located near the town of Niland just 2 miles east of hwy111 along the Salton Sea. I encourage all to come and visit this special place.

 

For more info please visit http://www.salvationmountain.org

 

 

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Return to Big Bear

Here’s a few shots I took last week up in Big Bear.Big Bang  Bigbear Lake  Inland Empire

 

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Facebook Covers

Since I found out other sites were stealing my images and using them for FB covers I decided to upload them free of charge on my own site. For those of you who want to support my work, please feel free to use them as your FB Covers and tag them with Tassanee Photography This will help out a lot! Thanks and enjoy!

http://tassanee.com/facebookcovers

 

Valley Of Time

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Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year. 2013 was a great year in photography for me. Thanks to you all for the support and encouragement. I hope to bring you more great images in 2014

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2014 Calendar

My Calendar is now available for those who wish to purchase them. Also my Holiday sale is in effect until Dec 15th free shipping!

http://tassanee.com/buy/

 

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Share the Beauty of Autumn Giveaway!

Those of you on Facebook and google+ have a chance to win a free matted print! To enter all you have to do is share the image and make sure it’s public. I’ll randomly choose 4 winners.

2 from FB & 2 from google on October 30. Good Luck!

https://plus.google.com/112802734002611283617/posts

https://www.facebook.com/TassaneePhotography

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Autumn in the Eastern Sierras

Bishop Sunrise watermark Going up to the Eastern Sierras in October is always my favorite time of year. This year didn’t disappoint! I had the chance to visit many new locations as well as some familiar ones.

 

 

 

Convict lake

 

Streams Of Gold  Sierras Gem

 

 

 

 

 

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Ancient Bristlecone Forest

I’ve always wanted to visit this place and I’m so happy I finally did. The ancient bristlecone forest is located up in the white mountains of California with an elevation of 11,000 feet. I’ve been told that many get sick from the altitude, but I was just fine. The air is so clean up there I think my lungs were thanking me. There were a few storms up there so no night shots for me. I was just happy to be up there with the ancients. This place is definitely a must see for those who love to hike. I think next time I’ll camp under the stars. In other words “I’ll be back”!

The Guardian

the ancient ones watermark

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San Francisco

San Fran Pano  Took a short trip up to San Francisco. It’s been years since I was last there. When I first arrived I missed out on a great sunset thinking I’d catch it again during my stay, Nope! The weather is a bit wacky during the summer and brings in a lot of coastal fog. I did get some pretty good shots during my stay and I had the chance to do a panorama of the city from Treasure Island.

The Lighthouse watermark
On my way back home I did get a chance to shoot Pigeon Point Lighthouse. I’ve always seen this historic lighthouse in photos, but it’s so much better in person. Also along the way I stopped off in Santa Cruz and Paso Robles. When we hit the highway where the legendary actor James Dean passed it felt a bit eerie. It was so dark there that you could see the Milkyway in all its glory. I thought a good way to pay tribute to this amazing actor was to name one of my prints after him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Bridges WATERMARK

James Dean

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