Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Here are three more images of the Wasatch Mountains.  The first is of one of the peaks in Salt Lake County taken from the west looking east (I work on the west side so it is convenient).  It gives me that feeling of being up in the clouds on top of the peaks when in fact I'm only at about 5000 feet (the peaks are typically 7000 - 9000 feet) but you would know it necessarily by looking at the image.  The second image, also taken from across the valley is from a vantage point where there are homes in the foreground.  Believe me the homes are only 10's of feet from where I took the image.  But this is part of what I wanted to convey.  The homes start in the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains on the west side of the valley and extend out across the valley to the Wasatch Mountains on the east side of the valley.  If you look close enough you will see that the homes are built right of the side of the Wasatch Mts.  You have to look up to the mountains out your back window.  At one time there were few homes across the valley, we're talking only 10-15 years ago.  How things have changed.  It's becoming more and more difficult to take images of the mountains around here without seeing the hand of man.  The last of the three images reminded me of Monopoly with the little homes all stacked in line.  An interesting contrast to the hills in the background (which are the foothills of the Wasatch Mts.)

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