Salt ponds in black and white

Inspired by the DVD series Saving the Bay, I volunteered a few hours one morning last October with Save the Bay, weeding invasive species from the Ravenswood Salt Ponds. Afterwards, I walked along the Bay Trail between Bayfront Park and the headquarters of Facebook (of all places), taking photos of the salt-crusted channels of an old salt pond. It seemed an apt subject for the Leica loaded with black and white film.

Dry salt pond in Menlo Park, CA

Dry salt pond in Menlo Park, CA
Dry salt pond in Menlo Park, CA
Dry salt pond in Menlo Park, CA
Dry salt pond in Menlo Park, CA

4 Comments

Craig

Great shots, Justin. I have fond memories of all the times I spent along the bay shoreline when I lived in the East Bay, particularly the area around Hayward Shoreline where I volunteered for a summer in the early 90’s. I love the black and white images.

I dig that second one.

Thanks guys. These turned out really well, if a little dramatic.

Lia

Hey there, I’m a local artist and would love to use that area for a photoshoot. Can you help me find it with a little more specific directions? If you can shoot me an email, that’d be most appreciative. Rad shots!

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