Utah: Winter 2014 Collection
Twenty miles west of Blanding, Utah, is the roadside
The state of Utah should be on every photographer's bu-
cket list. Every time I visit I have always been rewarded with excellent photo opportunities and photographs. And
this past winter was no exception. The trip was for my
mother-in-law Jackie's birthday, but as always there was time for exercising my passion.
Thanks to my brother-in-law Paul I had the chance to pho-
tograph the Great Salt Lake along the shoreline. And look-
ing out over the lake, 4.5 miles away, was Antelope Island, which features a landscape right out of the Mesozoic era. Due to the approaching snowstorm we only had about an hour to shoot but I came away with some images I was happy with. The next day he took me to the abandoned Tintic Reduction Mine near Genola, a small town just a few miles south of Provo. The winter weather made both places even more mysterious and intriguing. The mine gave the impression of the only thing left standing after a nuclear war. Maybe next time we'll get to go to the island and also go inside the mine.
Later in the week my brother-in-law Andy took us to the
Ice Castle in Midway, which is up through Provo Canyon
on the way to Park City. This ephemeral but stunningly
beautiful work of ice was a wonder to behold. The blue of
the ice mixed with colors from strategically placed lighting
made for an exciting and rewarding shooting experience.
And thanks to my father-in-law Wayne for taking me to
Utah Lake again for sunset photographs. He was hoping the sky would be ablaze with fiery colors, but much to his dismay the colors were muted. But I wasn't disappointed in the least. I am very pleased with the images I took. As photographers we have to take advantage of what nature gives us. And in photography, sometimes less is more.
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