Sunday, December 15, 2013

Scavenger Sunday–My Second Attempt

This is kind of fun – going out and trying to figure out what to take pictures of to fit the list we’re given.  Here’s what I came up with for this week.

THE WEATHER TODAY

A weather front must have come in overnight, I saw shadows for the first time in a week.  No, it hasn’t been cloudy all week, in fact these are the first clouds that have come across the valley, and that’s why it was so bleak.  I live in a valley and in the winter we get inversions, where high pressure sets in over the valley and traps colder air under a blanket of warmer air.  All the car, industrial and heating exhausts get trapped along with the cold air and it gets yucky.  Weather that brings the clouds usually brings the winds also, which scour out the valley.  This one was a weak one, but at least it cleaned things up a little bit.
 
R IS FOR…RAIL

The new Sugarhouse Streetcar, just started taking passengers last weekend.  These are either rails that were accidentally bent and left laying around, or some sort of artwork for the McClelland St. stop.

GREEN

Need I explain?

JOY

Ok, not my idea of joy (I don’t like the cold), but they seem to be having fun, even the couple watching them go by.

DRINK

But, a hot cup of coffee on a cold day is my idea of perfect.

9 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

Wow. These are all just SO good. The steaming mug set in the snow. The perfect timing on the tubing folks. The position of the rails and the street car. The lighting in the park. Wow. You are really good at this.
Have you ridden the Sugarhouse cars yet? I haven't really even been along the corridor yet. What do you think of it? Do you think it'll really bring in new development there?

Max Sartin said...

Thanks. I rode the Sugarhouse line just last week. We went downtown and it was real convenient, it took us right to the TRAXX station at 21st South and we only waited for about 5 minutes before our train came. It will be great in the summer when I can just walk down to it and go all the way downtown without having to drive at all. As for the development, there was an article in the Tribune that said new development in Sugarhouse and South Salt Lake was already underway due to the new line.

seabluelens said...

Very nice set! The coffee does look like a great antidote to the snow and cold. And I'll bet those bent rails are an art piece. The shape and placement is too precise to be accidental.

Martha said...

I can relate to the joy of playing in the snow, but I'm with you on not wanting to do it any more. You did a great job of capturing the steam from the coffee.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

These are all great selections! I agree, the mug in the snow is perfect!!

Karen S. said...

Where do I begin? You are the master of your lens, that is for sure. Then throw in lighting and it's pure perfection! You really rock with these quests, hands down, I love it!
I've been missing your magic on my screen and so I have to back and look at all of these again!

Karen S. said...

You see besides being a great photographer about this photo game for me what's fun is how folks put their own magic and clever thought to the words, like green. Love yours!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Great shots. I love the sledding shot...sledding is definitely joyful!

edenhills said...

I do love Scavenger Hunt Sunday too. So much fun to see everyone's interpretations. I absolutely love your shot for R. Cute cup for your coffee.