Since this salt lake in the eastern sierras in california has been cut off its main water supply from the owens river some 80 years ago to cover the growing demand for water in Los Angeles, the lake has more or less run dry. To stop the enormous dust problem which for that reason occurred, since several years a small portion of the river water remains untouched. A wild mix of human impact like mining and salt exploitation, and - of course - natural processes - mostly based on micro organism -, created a overwhelmingly rich tapestry of colors, patterns and structures when seen from the air. The abstract look, the field of tension between natural and human impact and somehow the beauty of a disaster as well are only some aspects making this and other similar locations around the globe so fascinating.
Admittedly inspired years ago by the Lake Project images of David Maisel, i am certain not to be the last to discover new motives here. To underline the formal and conceptual aspects i deliberately trimmed most of the images to an aspect ratio of 6 by 4,5.