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Salt Lake City, Utah is situated at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains and specifically against a small spur that juts out west into the Salt Lake Valley separating Salt Lake from Bountiful which is on the north side of the spur. One benefit of this is that very rich people have a nice place to build their homes to have a wonderful view of the entire valley, another benefit is that you can sometimes find spaces between those homes to get views like this…

Downtown Salt Lake City from above the Capitol building after a snow storm.  - 7 shot HDR

Downtown Salt Lake City from above the Capitol building after a snow storm. – 6 shot HDR

My wife and I took a quick Sunday afternoon ride to get this shot, I had also wanted to shoot from the west side that shows downtown with the mountains as a great backdrop, however the storm clouds were too low and covered the mountains so I opted to go with this angle instead.

I then zoomed in a bit to look past the Capitol building down State Street.

The Utah State Capitol Building and State Street, 7 shot HDR

The Utah State Capitol Building and State Street, 6 shot HDR

I love how foreshortened everything is when you zoom in like this, that curve in the road is actually about 11 miles away!

I wish we could have stayed about 30 minutes more because then the Sun peeked through the clouds just before setting bathing the city in beautiful golden light, but we had hungry kids at home and it was pretty chilly up there on that hill.

I’ll definitely be going back for the other shot I had in mind as well as some more from other areas above the Capitol later this year so look forward to those some time in the future.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Shooting!

Howard

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