Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain is a visionary environment covering a hill in the Colorado Desert, north of Calipatria, northeast of Niland near Slab City, several miles from the Salton Sea. It is in Imperial County, California.

The artwork is made from adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of lead-free paint. Salvation Mountain was created by local resident Leonard Knight. It encompasses numerous murals and areas painted with Christian sayings and Bible verses, though its philosophy was built around the Sinner’s Prayer.

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Perseids Meteor Shower

The Perseids Meteor Shower

I headed out to Mill Bay, this is looking towards the Victoria Airport. I spent the entire night shooting 3 sequences of the sky. The first represents around 10:30 pm to midnight combined.

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The below image shows all the action during the 1.5 hrs without editing. Planes landing constantly.

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The next two images are from 1 am to 3 am.

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The final is 3 am to 4:30 am.

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