beacon of…

No hiking today, but I did take a rainy/snowy windshield tour of the northeastern part of Salt Lake City this morning.  I had never seen the light atop the capitol building, but there it is…a beacon of something or other.  I made this image from the paved loop of City Creek Canyon, just north and east of the Utah State Capitol.

Utah State Capitol Building from City Creek Canyon

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14 responses

  1. I really like the subtle colours here. They create a great sense of atmosphere.

    November 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

    • Some of my favorite colors, Rachael….those rich, earthy browns and golds and fading greens.

      November 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

  2. Snow? Already??
    Beautiful composition.

    November 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    • Yes, this is our first bit down in the valley…there’s already a nice dusting on the mountains, too. 🙂

      November 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  3. Getting cold, isn’t it?

    November 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    • Wonderfully crisp, Lynn!

      November 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  4. The capitol lost in the mist… seems a proper metaphor… and a very lovely moody, misty shot. 😉

    November 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    • I like your mind, Gunta…right there with you. 😉 And I do like the moody and misty part of it, too…. 🙂

      November 4, 2013 at 6:58 pm

  5. LB

    love that beacon shining through the mist to the beauty of nature. SLC is a pretty city (although it’s been years since I’ve been there). I like this pairing of city / canyon.

    November 4, 2013 at 1:04 am

    • The pairing of city/canyon…yes, this is a fine example of how close Nature is to us here, LB…one of the best things about the place, to my mind, anyway.

      November 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

  6. Interesting to see the wild so close to the State capitol. You’d never see that here.

    November 4, 2013 at 4:41 am

    • Probably can’t find it in most places, Allen…I wouldn’t think so, anyway…too much big city life around them.

      November 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

  7. I love the softness of this scene, Scott. Just beautiful.

    November 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    • Thank you, George…it was one of those soft and drippy mornings. 🙂

      November 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

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