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Thursday, March 26, 2009

In the last three posts, We have focused on the beauty of the Appalachian Mountain range. The Wasatch range to the East of Salt Lake city is overwhelmingly beautiful as well in a totally different way. The grandeur and majesty of this range is evident to the residents of Salt Lake City each morning as they awake and as in this picture, each evening with the westward sunset coloring the sky and mountains as it draws it's last breath for the day.

As I watched the end of this day move across the city as like a blanket being pulled onto a child falling asleep, the city took on a different air. The city more quite now, already shutting down for the evening began to fade as the Wasatch range...further east still remained illuminated by the setting sun. A beautiful and striking contrast between urban and pastoral captured in one image. To the residents of Salt Lake...I say you have truly the best of both worlds at your doorstep.

15 comments:

_we_the_pieces_ said...

The picture looks like something almost out of a fairy tale!

Erica T said...

I love pictures like this. I think it takes a really talented photographer to capture nature in all its glory. Thanks Dan for checking out my blog. It's still new but I will be working hard at it.

Dan Felstead said...

Molly,
Thanks for the observation. I processed the image to look like an old hand tinted postcard. The darkness in the lower right hand corner moving to the tall building however was the shadow of the setting sun moving across the city. It was neat to wtch it eventually cover the entire city but yet the mountains were still light.

Dan

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Dan Felstead said...

Erica,
Erica,
Thanks for stopping back by. When I visited your blog, I noticed how positive your messages were and very upbeat ...very rewarding. Keep up the good work!

Dan

boneman said...

AHA!
I thought there was manipulation going on, but then, maybe you were that good, to sit at one place and wait and wait and wait (sometimes coming back on a second day)
HA!
Still, seeing the tiny picture on my sidebar? I thought it was Southern Indiana, only when I got here, snow covered mountans.

WHAT!? Snow covered mountains!?
INDIANA?!
I'm actually always tempted by some photographs, but have learned that professional photographers get leary (not Timothy) of folks using their pictures to paint.
This is very tepting....

Thanx for bringing thes to our eyes, sir.

Dan Felstead said...

Boneman,
You bring up a great point about the manipulation of photography...I am going to post a perspective of where I am coming from with my style of photography because you are right...there are two schools of thought here.

Dan

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

really beautiful! all you pictures are so romantic!
you might wanna check out some of my blogs. Right at the very beginning (or the bottom of...) my art blog you see a lot of photographs from Lapland...
http://gallerigranborggaard.blogspot.com/

love Sarah Sofia, Denmark

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

How do you feel about exchanging links?
I could add your link to my blogrole next week, when my IT-guy is back
ML, SSG

Dani said...

WOW Wonderful photo! I don't live far from there and I never would have known it held such beauty. Thanks for sharing!

Dan Felstead said...

Dani,
When I visited your blog, I saw you lived north of Salt Lake...right?

Dan

paperwhite said...

I love how you captured my hometown! What a beautiful picture.

Dan Felstead said...

Paperwhite,
Welcome to the blog and you have a very beautiful city. I am looking forward to visiting again.

Dan

Steve said...

that's a great photo.

Dan Felstead said...

Steve,

Thanks for the comment and welcomed to the blog! I noticed on your blog that you are a Purdue student....you have good taste! I am a Purdue alum myself!

Dan