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Nicole Young held her last Utah Photowalk before moving to Seattle in downtown Salt Lake City. It was a beautiful warm (too warm, I was sweating all night so sorry if I stank it up) Saturday evening, we gathered just before sundown and had a fun giveaway of books, gear and a full OnOne software Suite thanks to Nicole and the visiting Brian Matiash.
Here’s a shot of Rich Legg busting me as I sniped a shot of him, Nicole Young and Brian Matiash.
We gathered for the giveaway and a group picture in a small side street/alley
A group shot:
And the photowalk starts:
At this point I was seriousl lagging behind everyone else, and I was already crazy hot, so I took off my hat and walked north towards the fading group when +Brian Matiash stepped out from behind a nearby building, I introduced myself as the one who had tweeted earlier about being excited to meet him and we chatted for a few minutes. It was a real honor to meet Brian as he’s one of my Photography & HDR heroes, (Click the link and see why!)and he couldn’t have been any nicer to me. I really wanted to just tag along and soak in his creative thoughts and see how he decides what to shoot, but I didn’t want to be “one of those guys” you know a “hanger on” or a ”creeper” etc. So I said “thanks, it was nice to finally meet you” and he took off to catch up with the others, and I took a few brackets of the area he had just shot. I haven’t seen any of his shots of this area but I’m positive they blow away anything I got.
I wanted to shoot this scene better (alternate angles etc) but some dodgy looking guys had just walked out of one of those back doors and I was painfully aware that I was totally alone with a shiny DSLR hanging off my neck so I moved along…
Before crossing the street and catching up I caught this view:
As I crossed the street I left behind old and classic for modern and new.
I caught up with some of the group at the Gallivan Center Plaza. There’s a statue, and a wall, with small waterfalls and a poem running along it here that many of us stopped to shoot for awhile. A tougher area to shoot since it was completely in shadow by now but some fun things to find and photograph.
I’ll leave those pictures and more for Part 2.