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After catching up at the Wells Fargo/Gallivan Center Plaza I spent some time photographing the wall/fountain/poem/flowerbed (well how would you describe it?) Photowalks give you the chance to learn from others as you share your interpretation of a scene and compare it with what your fellow photowalkers saw of the same scene. A case in point is my shot of this statue in the small plaza:
And Jeremy Hall’s interpretation of the same scene (I actually have a shot of him taking his picture) his version shows how much I still have to learn.
You can see the long wall behind the statue, a poem runs the lentgh of it and I found that many of us shot all or part of it.
Here’s Brian Matiash taking a long exposure of a waterfall, he was cursing out his Fuji x100 for metering so badly (he had good reason as he explains in his blog) look at his images and you’ll understand why this guy is one of my photo heroes.
I’m going to put in quite a few shots of buildings now because for whatever reason that evening I was looking up quite a bit, not that our skyline is impressive at all but I was enjoying the last light of the sunset hitting the buildings and all the reflections. Hopefully they don’t bore you to death.
Here come some more reflections!
From here I ducked down an alley I thought some photowalkers had turned down earlier (I was alone again by now, HDR shooting slows you down it seems.)
As undignified as that was, just at the end of the alley was a small courtyard with this on one of the walls:
I left and walked out onto 300 south as the light continued its dynamic change.
I turned south once again to catch up with the ghostly fleeting images of the group and came upon an area of SLC I’ve never seen, but would love to explore better some day.
As I layed my camera onto its strap to level it, ( and to keep it from getting scratched) the security light you see in the upper left was turned on. I don’t know if it was to help me or dissuade me from shooting, but either way “thanks” to whoever turned it on (it turned off again after I stood up) I saw this shots potential because I’ve been following this amazing photographer who loves leading lines. Thanks Marc!
A turn to the right revealed this:
I turned towards the sunset and shot this:
I also bracketed this to do an HDR but it really didn’t add anything. (See I’m not always one dimensional)
By now we had caught up with what was left of the photowalkers, and the light was fading fast.
I finally plugged the Promote Control in to take this shot unfortunately I still had the camera in AEB which I now know will mess up your brackets regardless of the settings in the Promote Control. Unfortunately I didn’t notice this until I had already taken about 8 different night scenes.
And last but certainly not least a closeup of the Wells Fargo center (by now the family was calling every 2 minutes wanting me to come home, so I obliged.)
That’s it, thanks for hanging in as I shared way too many pictures. I appreciate you taking the time to do so. I’ll have more next week as I share some shots from the Utah State Fair.