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“If you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes…” Never is this statement more true than Utah in Spring. In the space of only a few days we can go from shoveling snow to 90 degrees and absolutely everything in between.

To show this I decided to go to high ground and shoot wide (plus it gives you all a break from my long string of recent macros.) Located behind the State Capitol building in the foothills north of Salt Lake City is a 5,414 ft (1,650 m) knobby hill named Ensign Peak. It’s a short easy hike to a spectacular view, but we were short on time as sunset was approaching fast so we stopped at the “Vista Overlook” a small level area about 50 meters/yards up the trail that gives a view that’s still quite amazing. While setting up the canyon winds really started to pickp up. and my poor wife soon became a human windscreen using her open jacket to block the wind as I started cranking out 7 frame brackets in a large 180 degree Panorama.

I think the effort was worth it, Thanks Honey!

Salt Lake Valley at Sunset 7 frame HDR each frame a 7 bracket HDR using the Promote Control.

Salt Lake Valley at Sunset – 7 frame Panorama each frame a 7 bracket HDR using the Promote Control.

A typical Spring weather pattern was over the valley, you can see that the spacing of each “event” is about 5-10 minutes apart depending on the wind. This happens all the time here and we just learn to roll with it.

Sadly as nice as this is it should have been an epic sunset, but it faded as clouds rolled in to cover the Sun just before it would have lit these clouds up like no other.

Regardless I hope you enjoyed the view!

Happy Shooting!

Howard

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