Sailboats on The Great Salt Lake

I spent a few hours on Stansbury Island and the south shore of The Great Salt Lake this past weekend…and while I know that I was a few to several hundred yards away from the freeway during much of the time, I can’t honestly remember hearing any of the traffic that passed behind me.  I do, however, remember being entranced by the images of triangle sails moving ever so slowly on the lake’s horizon, the sounds of gulls calling above me, and the clouds that shone in their vivid whiteness in the crazy blue of the late February sky.  All of that, combined with the chilly wind coming across the lake, made for an incredible afternoon.

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14 responses

  1. Cool photos . . . doesn’t seem as if there’s much wind.

    February 25, 2014 at 7:48 am

    • There were occasional gusts…not enough to cause any waves, as you can see, but enough to chill the fingers and nose and to make some nice ripples occasionally.

      February 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

  2. Great shots, Scott. Love the layers in #1. The 3 & 4 have an ethereal quality that is simply wonderful. Especially 4 which is haunting and beautiful and surreal….. gorgeous.

    February 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    • Thank you very much, Gunta…the horizon seemed to get lost in the light on a couple of them. It was wonderful to be out there. :)

      February 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  3. It looks like they had the whole lake to themselves. In that 4th shot it’s hard to tell if they’re on water or in the air.

    February 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    • It was a very quiet day out there, Allen, I think there were four boats on the lake, but far enough apart that they were essentially alone. And yes, #4 is kinda freaky like that…almost suspended somehow.

      February 26, 2014 at 7:52 pm

  4. Smashing photos Scott!

    February 26, 2014 at 1:30 am

    • Thank you, Adrian. :)

      February 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

  5. These are gorgeous, Scott. The tones of those blues and the dried grasses and salt flats all come across as magical.

    February 26, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    • Thank you, Karen…it felt rather surreal at some points out there, especially the location where I made those last two images…it was almost like a sci-fi scene with the people out on the lake bed like that.

      February 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

  6. Beautiful study, Scott.

    February 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm

  7. Th second, the third, the last – my favorites. Mysterious beauty!

    March 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn…I think I might have said it already, but there was a sense of the surreal out there. It was quite a little excursion.

      March 3, 2014 at 6:54 am

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