Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This past weekend I took a trip out to the Bonneville Salt Flats at Wendover, Nevada (UT).  It was a gamble (pun intended) as to what I was going to find but I thought I would take the trip anyway just to get out of the house.

One of the things that has always intrigued me the change in landscape at the horizon due to the hot air rising up off the desert floor.  There are a number of details such as the seeming floating of objects in the air, loss of detail, softness of the images, and even apparent reshaping of objects.





The other thing about the flats is that it is a place where people play in the mud, ripping up the salt with their off road vehicles and dredging the flats for the salt we require for our everyday meals.  And then there is the occasional tree branch which, it appears, comes out of nowhere.




Saturday, July 11, 2015

Took a trip to the Great Salt Lake this morning and stopped at the old Saltair Palace.  It's just west of Salt Lake City on I-80.  It used to have rides with a train that came out from the city so you didn't have to come in a car.  The Palace is still in good condition.  Although the lake used to come right up to the Palace it is now at least a quarter of a mile out.  So you have to walk to get to the waters edge.  As you get closer to the water you can smell that it is a salt lake.  Below are a number of images I took while I was out there this morning.






Thursday, July 9, 2015

I am now in Utah, semi-permanently I think, and I was finally able to get out and take some images.  I did so on my way down to Sevier Lake in west central Utah along US 50 (this highway goes coast to coast)/Hwy 6.  It was a relief to finally get out and take these.  Utah is a great place for landscape and cloud images.  I hope to take more in the near future.  I should say, at the end there is an image of a shoe tree.  If you don't know what that is, take a look.