Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
So, a couple of my regular visitors (Karen and Alexia) pondered what the three figures in the derelict building were looking at out there. Which got me to wondering the same thing. I took a drive out to the Great Salt Lake this morning to see what I could see, and maybe what they were looking at. Here are some of the possibilities:
It started to clear up as I got further away from the lake, but the fog left it’s mark on these trees.You can click on any one of these pictures to get a bigger view of it, or you can take the link to the album with the rest of the pictures from today’s trip out to the shore.
Well, I can’t tell you what they were looking at, but at least I can show you what they saw.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Christmas Day here along the Wasatch Front. By noon it was 42°F, sunny with little snow left on the ground. I was singing “I’m dreaming of a bright Christmas, just like the ones I used to know…” on the way to my friends house (I love to sing in the car when I’m alone, and not when anyone is around. My (tone deaf) family may live in Utah, but the Osmonds we are not.)
Hope you all had a bright day too.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
As far as I know, it’s illegal to drive without cleaning the snow off your back window. I may be wrong, but I do know that the Highway Patrol and other safety agencies often remind people to do it. And it just makes sense. On the way home from school the other day I got this picture of a UTA Transit officer driving around with his back window covered with snow. Not a good way to lead by example.
The other day we (the Chevron) had one of the paper towel dispensers at the gas pumps stolen. First time in all the time I’ve worked there and I just had to wonder what kind of home decor would that look good in?
Note to cab drivers: If you need to take a 40 minute snooze, don’t do it in the parking spot right at the front doors. There aren’t that many and the customers that come would really appreciate not having to park at the other end of the lot.
And finally, a couple of friends and I have been meeting at a bar/restaurant in Sugarhouse about once a week for the last 6 months. We used to go to a different place every week, but decided we wanted to become ‘regulars’ at this place. (Inspired by the 80’s series “Cheers”) This week we made it. I was there before the other two, got seated and when the waitress showed with our waters and asked me if I wanted something to drink, the diet Pepsi with lemon slice was already on her tray. Score! We’re not to the point, yet, where everyone yells “STEVE” when I walk in the door, but maybe in a couple more years?
I decided to do this one in Sepia because, except for the sprinkler head in the middle of the field, this could have been taken in the 1800’s. I took this picture on Wheeler Farm, a historic farm in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I was going to do only one picture per post, to help draw out the 3 weeks of favorites. But I just couldn’t pick only one of these, and didn’t want to monopolize a third of the series with this one photo shoot. So, I’m putting all these together.
This set is the previously mentioned (and mistakenly identified) pictures that I took out on the shore of The Great Salt Lake. All but the last two were taken with my Nikon, with the 500mm telephoto lens sitting on a tripod. The last two were taken with my point-and-shoot camera, for comparison and because I didn’t want to move the big camera, but still wanted to be taking pictures of other things. These next two were taken with the point-and-shoot camera. this first one gives you and idea of how shallow the Great Salt Lake is, since I’m standing at the edge of the beach and you can barely see the water. The Great Salt Lake is the remnant of Lake Boneville, a lake that some 15,000 years ago filled the whole Salt Lake valley and west desert all the way out to Wendover.