Every now and then, we come across images that make us question reality. The image could be of a real place with no manipulation, but it looks so beautiful that you cannot believe your eyes. Today’s image by photographer Jeremy Ybarra is one of these. He took the following image in Bombay Beach, California, and it looks absolutely mesmerizing:
Good photography is not just about addition, but also subtraction. In this case, Ybarra has executed this concept beautifully. By capturing just the swing surrounded by the Salton Sea and the vibrant sunset colors, he has created a perfect minimalist image with an ethereal vibe. Many could argue over how much time he spent in post, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
“This was taken at sunset. Most of the colors in the sky were present when I took the photo, just not as punchy and saturated.”
The vibrant colors, still water, minimalist composition and the swing’s reflection all give a tranquil feeling to this image. Everything gels together perfectly and makes it look like some kind of alternate dimension—something out of a dream.
Wouldn’t you love to spend some time in this place and enjoy the sunset?
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