Slate Gorge on the Provo River

I made this photo in October, 2010 during my first visit to the area…high up in the Uinta Mountains of Summit County, Utah, north and east of the Salt Lake Valley.  This riverbed will soon (?) be under the crush of the raging snow-melt and we’ll have to wait until the late summer and fall to see the slate bottom again…..

Slate Gorge on the Provo River

32 responses

  1. Fascinating and beautiful too.

    April 18, 2013 at 9:45 am

    • Thank you, Shimon…I had been up here in Utah for less than two months at the time and was still near mesmerized with the abundance of fresh and new nature all around me…could have stayed up there for hours and hours. There are camping sites not far from there that I hope will become favored locations for weekend get-aways pretty soon.

      April 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  2. It’s a scene worth waiting to see!

    April 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    • We’ll have an update in a while, Allen….

      April 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  3. Just one of the things I love about the mountains… the raging rivers and waterfalls of spring snowmelt. Lovely peaceful shot, Scott.

    April 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    • …and I’m right there with you, Gunta…I absolutely love that about them, too….thank you. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  4. Superb image Scott.

    April 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    • Thank you very much, Adrian.

      April 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  5. The light falling across those rocks is beautiful.

    April 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    • I was awe-struck out there, Lynn….

      April 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  6. Wow, it looks really amazing.

    April 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    • Looks that way to me, too, Leanne. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  7. Cracking photo, Scott…..full of interest and a beautiful location……and you did very well to balance the light.

    April 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    • Thank you very much, John…I appreciate your words.

      April 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  8. Awesome (in a good way) shot.

    April 18, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    • Thank you, Emilio…glad it’s in a good way. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  9. victoriaaphotography

    Very nice, Scott. It’s interesting to see all those layers of slate in a riverbed.

    April 19, 2013 at 4:40 am

    • Thank you, Victoria…I’ve become used to seeing granite boulders and gray dirt lining most streams and rivers around here, so it was quite different to see this one with the slate bottom…pretty cool. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  10. Great shot, Scott. It must be something to see when the water is rushing through!

    April 19, 2013 at 4:53 am

    • Thank you, Laura…hope to have some new shots of it in a couple of months. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  11. So much to see here! A very striking image.

    April 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

    • Thank you, Melanie…it does offer quite a bit, doesn’t it? 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  12. Wow! An incredible place!

    April 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    • It sure is, Terry. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:49 pm

  13. That looks like a quiet little backwater but I can imagine with snow melt it will become a raging torrent. This looks a real quiet place, Scott.

    April 20, 2013 at 3:37 am

    • It was really nice to be down there by myself, Andy, stepping from stone to stone to cross from one side of the stream/river to the other…just the running water and breeze in the trees…so peaceful…and yes, I can imagine, too, that it’s going to be quite something when the snow-melt is flowing. If you follow this link: you can see what it looked like a couple of miles up-river during the snow-melt of 2011….pretty impressive. 🙂

      April 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      • Impressive images from 2011 for sure, Scott. Thundering water.

        April 21, 2013 at 4:34 am

        • Thanks, Andy…and yes, thundering water. 🙂

          April 23, 2013 at 6:46 am

  14. Beautiful. I feel like I can just reach out and touch the slate.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

    • Thank you, Meanderer…it is very inviting…..

      April 23, 2013 at 6:47 am

  15. Another one of those almost 3 dimensional photographs. This is an excellent composition!

    April 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    • It’s strange how that happens, Karen…thank you.

      April 23, 2013 at 6:40 am

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