Sunset at Salt Pond A23


The Fall Stakeholder’s Meeting for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project wrapped up on 17 September around 5:30. Rather than face I-880 traffic I made a detour to Salt Pond A23 for a quick KAP session as the sun was setting – an altogether sublime experience. I had been keeping an eye on the visual textures of A23 and they have been pretty interesting from the ground. My Special Use permit allows photography in the area between September and February and I have been eagerly waiting the Labor Day green light.

Salt Pond A23 at sunset

If A23’s borrow ditch was interesting from the ground it was all the more so from the air.

NASA Astrobiologist Dana Rogoff described Salt Pond A23 as being “Mars/Europa-like.” I take the point.

The session involved a speed drill launch of the Sutton 30 followed by 23 minutes taking photographs before waning light ended the day. Here are a few images from the session via Flickr:

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