Sundial Peak

Sundial Peak is the iconic backdrop for Lake Blanche, one of the Sister Lakes located at the end of one of the tributary canyons/drainages that extend south from Big Cottonwood Canyon, one of the three major canyons in the Wasatch Mountains that provide the eastern boundary for metropolitan Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.Β  I suppose I said all of that to say…here it is….Β  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do….

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40 responses

  1. lichtbildwerfer

    Hi !

    Great Picture ! Thumbs up ! ! !

    Greetz from Germany – yours lichtbildwerfer

    August 29, 2012 at 7:00 am

    • Guten Morgen…und danke shon. That’s most of what I remember…. πŸ™‚ Lichtbildwerfer…Light picture thrower?

      August 29, 2012 at 7:11 am

      • lichtbildwerfer

        Guten Morgen . . .

        und bitte schΓΆn !

        lichtbildwerfer (LightPictureThrower) is an old word for ” multimedia projector “. πŸ™‚

        Bye, dein lichtbildwerfer

        August 29, 2012 at 7:16 am

        • Danke…und Auf Wiedersehen. πŸ™‚

          August 29, 2012 at 7:18 am

  2. David Patterson

    Awesome. Love the compressed look of this one, though I can’t help wondering what the reflection might look like. You know me and my wide angle lens preferences πŸ˜‰

    August 29, 2012 at 7:31 am

    • Thank you, David…and yes, I know you and your wide angle preferences…I only cropped it so severely because of the less-than-appealing grass and whatnot in the foreground…thought it would be distracting.

      August 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

      • David Patterson

        Looks awesome as is… I understand the need for cropping. Nice work.

        August 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  3. Lovely picture Scott. Hell of a lump of rock. Can you get to the top without ropes?

    August 29, 2012 at 8:17 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook, and it is one hell of a lump of rock. I’ve read somewhere that all of the peaks in our area can be reached without ropes…some of them have approaches that are rather exposed and might be considered dangerous to attempt, but supposedly they can all be summitted without all of the mountaineering gear.

      August 30, 2012 at 7:07 am

      • Thanks. I see a lump of rock like that I want to get to the top of it but only so long as I don’t have to hang around on ropes. πŸ™‚

        August 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

  4. There would be quite a view from up there. have you ever climbed it?

    August 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    • That would be quite a view from up there, Allen…and no, I haven’t been up there. Maybe someday. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 7:07 am

  5. Beautiful twin peaks, Scott, and oh, that water! Where’s my fly rod?

    August 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    • It’s roughly a three-hour hike up to the lake, Gary, but I have seen people going up the trail with their poles.

      August 30, 2012 at 7:09 am

  6. Oh Scott, this is beautiful. Puts me right there in the peaceful serenity of the mountains (until the bears and cougars show up? πŸ˜‰ )

    August 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    • Why, thank you, Miss Gunta…wonderful serenity…and I don’t know that the bears would be heading up there…cougars, however…. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

  7. Hi Scott. Beautiful shot at a striking location. Love the clarity of the light and the fresh greens reflected in the lake. That’s some mountain….. and from those impressive scree slopes it looks like its falling apart flake by flake. It would be a pretty dangerous climb I think.

    August 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    • Good evening, John…and thank you. This photo was from a morning hike, so it still had the early sun. And yes, that is quite some mountain. I believe folks actually make it to the top from the ridge that is around the back side of what we can see. I’m not too eager to get up there. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm

  8. Such a beautiful lake and mountain. Had no idea that Utah had this kind of place. Definitely need to add it to my to-visit list.

    August 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    • Thank you, Bella…and yes, Utah does have this kind of place…and it’s just down the road a bit! I hope you make it here. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  9. What a magnificent vision — majestic and awe-inspiring it seems to me. Thanks for sharing this Scott – stunning work!

    August 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    • Thank you, Miss Robyn…it is all of those things to me, as well…and I think I will be going back out there this weekend. I’ve been there twice with my sons, but never by myself…and it’s calling me. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

  10. Magnificent, Scott!

    August 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    • Thank you, Terry. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

  11. Scott – I love the reflections in the water. Beautiful.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:25 am

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

  12. Oh, how beautiful. This would have been a very tempting climb for me when I was young. Now, I would be pleased to just sit beside the lake with a good book.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:05 am

    • Beautiful, indeed, Shimon…and I share your thoughts…a good book and a cold drink would be wonderful companions up there. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  13. Victoria

    A fabulous piece of rock there, Scott.
    Would love to see more of the reflection too.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

    • Thank you, Victoria…I’ll see what I can do about providing more reflection with a shot like this. I plan to go up there again this weekend, so maybe things will work right for the shot….

      August 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm

  14. settleandchase

    Wow! A tremendous space, tremendously captured!

    August 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    • Thank you, Cath…and it is quite amazing out there. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm

  15. I really like the way the feel of the landscape changes as I move down the image – bleak and foreboding at the top to green and serene at the bottom. Great capture Scott.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    • Thank you, Finn…and it does do that, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

  16. Beautiful is such a worn word. But, but you know what I mean. This is wilderness as I think of it. I like the tones you’re using with these. It brings the living and the rocks together without sacrificing either.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    • Beautiful still works, George…and yes, I know what you mean…I appreciate your words about the tone and color, too…thank you. πŸ™‚

      August 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

  17. So beautiful. You are introducing me to places I haven’t been! You are also making me nostalgic for my home State. I love all your posts. Thank you!

    September 1, 2012 at 6:28 am

  18. The reflections are so rich, beautiful!

    September 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    • I spent over two hours there again yesterday, hoping to capture similar images. Thank you, Karen.

      September 3, 2012 at 7:10 am

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