Disaster

Location: Salton Sea, CA / Settings: F8, ISO 100, 481 seconds

Info on how this shot was created: 

Gear: Canon 6D24-70mm LensManfrotto Tripod, and Remote Shutter-release.

I used a light-pen to create the skeletons and a red LED for the blood-effect here with a little gelled orange flash from behind the wreckage and a gelled teal flash in front during the 8 minute long exposure.  

For this image, I wanted to emphasize the derelict structures that remain of what was once a popular 1950's Los Angeles getaway but is now a rusting, dust-swept, pesticide filtered, fish-graveyard.

Some insight on the location itself:

I don't recommend visiting in the Summer - it's hot and the stench of rotting fish has been known to travel as far as Orange County.

Bottom line is - it's gross, but looks great in photos.

If you stop around certain areas of the beach, you can expect a barrage of flies swarming constantly.. One of the most accurate inscriptions on junk I found was this one: 

bodies