Homestead with cloudy panorama

This is the third of five images in the Homestead series…different images of the same abandoned buildings on a property located a few miles north of the Salt Lake City airport.  If you look through the trees on the left side of the photograph, and immediately above the second fence post from the left, you can see the air-traffic control tower…and the mountains in the background are the extreme northern end of the Oquirrh Mountains, the range that forms the western boundary of the Salt Lake Valley.  To provide a bit more of a location reference, the Great Salt Lake is a few miles to the back and right of the image….  To see the other photographs in the Homestead series, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Homestead Series under the Categories icon.

Homestead with cloudy panorama

16 responses

  1. I’ve really been enjoying your homestead series Scott. This is another nice one.

    January 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    • I’m glad to know that Adrian…each one has been a bit different and the two remaining are, as well…so hopefully folks aren’t bored with them by now. 😉

      January 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  2. Once again – beautiful!

    January 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

    • Thank you, Bonnie…I appreciate that. 🙂

      January 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

  3. Generally speaking run down old things don’t do much for me, but the background and surrounding scene is truly serene and beautiful here. Nice to see that subdivision sprawl hasn’t totally engulfed the Salt Lake Valley (yet.)

    January 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta…I do know that ruins and similar old things aren’t always appealing…but it is nice to find them in such surroundings…redeeming, almost. 😉

      And yes, it is nice to see that the sprawl hasn’t swallowed this up yet…there is still a bit of farm/pasture land nearby with a bit of grazing cattle and boarded (bored, too) horses nearby, as well….

      January 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  4. victoriaaphotography

    Another wonderful image, Scott.
    Love the low cloud cover in the background – it makes a nice frame to the deserted old building.

    January 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    • Thank you very much, Victoria…it’s wonderful what clouds and a mountain backdrop can do for an image. 🙂

      January 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm

  5. I love this shot!

    January 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    • Well, thank you, Melanie…I’m glad you do!

      January 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

  6. elmediat

    Beautiful composition. The sense of the passage of time is wonderfully juxtaposed with the eternal quality of Nature/Environment.

    January 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    • Thank you, Elmediat…and yes, it is…wonderful eye….

      January 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

  7. A very sweet image.

    January 14, 2013 at 3:33 am

    • Thank you, Shimon…I like those words….

      January 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  8. settleandchase

    I agree, really sweet – I just “travelled” there on Google maps (often do that when people mention places) It looks like a fascinating area – these huge barren spaces so appeal to me – and so much beauty within reach! I envy you very much!

    January 17, 2013 at 2:54 am

    • How nice that you would travel there to take a closer look, Cath…and it is fascinating, too…just go a bit west and south and you’ll find yourself in the middle of the Salt Desert…quite a forbidding place in the summer, I’m told. I’m glad you like my little corner of the world….

      January 17, 2013 at 7:14 am

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