Salvation Mountain was the first stop along my day-trip to Niland earlier this year. I previously shared photos from my visit to East Jesus located further down the road in Slab City. I actually discovered this location through Instagram. I’d seen many stunning photoshoots done here, so I figured it would be a visually appealing place to check out.
I’m not religious, but I appreciate the effort put into creating Salvation Mountain, which is entirely human-made. It is a project that was started decades before by Leonard Knight as a tribute to God. It stands about 50 feet tall and consists of adobe brick, straw, and thousands of gallons of paint.
Compared to East Jesus, we didn’t spend much time here because it wasn’t as interactive. When visiting, I’d recommend stopping here if visiting other places within the area such as Bombay Beach and East Jesus if you want to make the most out of the trip.
I used this opportunity as a chance to experiment with the 10-18mm Canon lens that I had just purchased. It took me two years to figure out that a wide-angle lens was what I was missing, especially for what I like to shoot.
Also, I have this thing for cats if you didn’t already know that about me…