This was one of the first shots I took as I walked up to the lake right before sunset. At first I knew I loved the light in this photo, but I continued past it. But the more I look at it, the more I really like it, with the pretty, pale light and the tiny figures. People seem to fade into the disappearing horizon out there, which is a pretty cool effect. There were people taking photos, posing for photos, throwing their shoes off and walking out as far as they could. Even though I literally ran and swatted my way from a couple vicious flies, looking like a crazy person I’m sure, across the incredibly long beach, I can’t wait to go back there – it’s really a special spot.
I just got back from a work trip to Salt Lake City, and was stoked to take advantage of my free time in such an amazing place. The Great Salt Lake is insanely gorgeous and huge and seemingly never-ending. I’d really only driven through the area at night in the past, so it was all new to me. You impatiently walk a ways down a crackly, dry beach to reach the calm water with views of the mountains every way you turn. It’s the kind of sunset experience that you never want to end. I barely even edited this photo – it is seriously just that perfect. So is the mole at Red Iguana for that matter. And the town of Park City. The weather was pretty darn spectacular, too. Photos of the hike I took on my day off will come soon.