mountains and water

This is one stretch of the Wasatch Mountains over The Great Salt Lake, as viewed from Antelope Island in the middle of February, 2012.

Wasatch Mountains over the Great Salt Lake


28 responses

  1. Liana


    March 26, 2013 at 8:06 am

    • Thank you, Liana…I think it’s pretty awesome, too…rather dig the mountains…and the water is quite a bonus….

      March 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  2. Wow. Such an amazing photograph Scott!

    March 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    • Thanks, Adrian…had to make sure the horizon was straight…but then it bent anyway with the lens…I like the effect, though….

      March 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  3. The scale of those mountains feels almost overwhelming!

    March 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    • They are pretty big, Meanderer…but I think they might appear less daunting if the mist were gone and you could see a bit of the detail…might make the height come on more gradually…..

      March 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

  4. It’s such a BIG place! Someone who has never been west of the Mississippi ( like me) might find it hard to wrap their mind around this kind of landscape.

    March 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    • I’ve been trying to slowly introduce you to the grandness of it all, Allen, so that when you finally make it out here, it’s all not so overwhelming. I think you’d do just fine out here…would absolutely love to go exploring in the mountains…..

      March 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm

  5. No wonder you like to get back up in there!

    March 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

  6. Magical!

    March 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    • Like that, Susan. 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  7. You’re actually making me miss those magical, majestic mountains. (Did not think that was possible.)

    March 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm

  8. I love the perspective this gives of those mountains!

    March 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    • Pretty cool, Terry. 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  9. victoriaaphotography

    Wow, those mountains look so high and your photo really does put my visions of SLC into a different realm now.

    March 27, 2013 at 7:15 am

    • They do get rather high up there, Victoria…and as I mentioned below to John, these are just a bit north of Salt Lake City…and the peak in this image is about 9,500 feet in elevation…and the Twin Peaks that I’ve mentioned quite often, right there on the eastern edge of SLC, it’s actually over 11,100 feet high…..

      March 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

  10. A frozen sleeping giant…..quite intimidating the way they loom over the city…… how high are they, Scott…….they must create a very cold downdraught on the city at this time of the year. Impressive photo.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:24 am

    • Very descriptive, John…and yes, they are quite intimidating in their presentation. These mountains are actually just a bit north of Salt Lake City and I am not as familiar with them as I am with the rest of the Wasatch that borders the Salt Lake Valley, but by knowing where I was out on Antelope Island when I made the photo, and looking directly east as I was, I found Mt. Francis on my map…and it is a bit over 9,500 feet…somewhere close to 2,900 meters in elevation…and the surface of the Great Salt Lake is close to 4,200 feet….or 1,280 meters in elevation…so that’s about 5,300 feet or 1,615 meters of mountain hovering over you out there…. I have a co-worker friend who lives in a town about five or six miles to the right of the image, tucked into the side of that mountain, who says that it is incredibly windy there sometimes…don’t know if the wind is coming down from the mountains, though, or from across the lake….either way, though, I’m sure it’s quite cold.

      March 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      • That’s very interesting and informative, Scott. Quite remarkable to think that the lake is only 200 feet lower than Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, in Scotland, and that Mt. Francis rises a further 5300 feet. No wonder the view is impressive, rising as it does from above a wide flat expanse of the lake area. Thanks so much for showing us your wonderful world, Scott.

        March 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

        • You’ve highlighted quite a contrast in the geography of our two countries, John…what a difference there is. And you are most welcome, John…it’s a true pleasure sharing my little corner of the globe with you. 🙂

          March 28, 2013 at 8:31 pm

  11. Completely breathtaking.

    March 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    • Thank you, Melanie…I can’t help but agree with you!

      March 28, 2013 at 8:31 pm

  12. Almost frightening, Scott. Such a powerful visage.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    • Almost, George…but they can be so comforting, too…seeing them there always makes my heart happy when I’ve left the valley and am coming home again…..

      March 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  13. That is really breathtaking…It is a powerful image.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    • Thank you, Charlie.

      April 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

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