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Dec 01, 2013 06:54 |  #1

Hello community! :D

I'll be traveling to Salt Lake City next week and I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for a couple of good places for breath taking photography?

I'm mainly looking for landscape (top of the world views and down on ground looking at mountains?) but I'm also open to anything else with a nice visual nature that this beautiful part of Utah can offer.

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Dec 01, 2013 07:23 |  #2

Utah offers five National Parks, seven National Monuments, two National Recreation Areas, a National Historic Site and six National Forests, all located within a day’s drive of Salt Lake International Airport.

National Parks
• Arches
• Canyonlands
• Capital Reef
• Bryce
• Zion

National Monuments

  • Cedar Breaks
  • Dinosaur
  • Grand Staircase
  • Hovenweep
  • Natural Bridges
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • Timpanogos Cave


Some of the State Parks
• Dead Horse Point
• Goblin Valley
• Goosenecks of the San Juan
• Anasazi Indian
• Edge of the Cedars

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Moab is a small city in southeastern Utah. It is around a 2.5 hour drive from Salt Lake City. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Recommended hotel is the Hampton Inn on Main Street.

Besides all the official parks, monuments, and forests in the area, there are other great destinations such as: Fisher Towers, Castle Valley, Potash Road, and Cane Creek Road. There are even petroglyphs to shoot at the golf course.

White snow on the red rock is great! Be sure to rent a 4x4. Have fun!!!!!



  
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Dec 01, 2013 07:39 as a reply to  @ MCAsan's post |  #3

For a casual stroll, if you have some spare time, I would visit antelope island...

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Dec 01, 2013 07:41 as a reply to  @ -AP-'s post |  #4

There are lots and lots of cool old buildings (including the temples) to shoot at all hours...

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Oh,,,, and MCAsan,,, That's an awesome list!! Great post. I'm actually going to print that out...

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Dec 01, 2013 18:42 |  #5

Yahoo, awesome! Thanks folks!




  
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Dec 06, 2013 22:48 |  #6

-AP- wrote in post #16492351 (external link)
For a casual stroll, if you have some spare time, I would visit antelope island...

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AP, if you have a wall, this better be on it.

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bw!

I mean holy cow!!! There is nothing I would change or improve on it. It is proof that phenomenal landscape photos don't have to have cliché mountains, waterfalls, or rivers in them. Not that those things are bad, but every now and again it's just breathtaking to see a photo like this.

I have a photo of Antelope Island too, but it's just not quite in the same league...:lol:

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Dec 07, 2013 00:04 |  #7

Antelope Island is the closest, prettiest place.

Maybe the Wendover area and Bonneville Salt Flats?

If the road is open, Logan Canyon to Bear Lake is a very pretty drive, particularly when you pop over the summit. If you have a full day, continue N on 89 into the hills NE of Montpelier and maybe even to the southern end of Star Valley.


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Dec 07, 2013 12:39 |  #8

I'll only have a few evenings and one afternoon on this trip. But I'm planning to go back in April next year so perhaps more shooting time




  
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Dec 07, 2013 18:40 |  #9

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AP, if you have a wall, this better be on it.

:lol:

bw!

I mean holy cow!!! There is nothing I would change or improve on it. It is proof that phenomenal landscape photos don't have to have cliché mountains, waterfalls, or rivers in them. Not that those things are bad, but every now and again it's just breathtaking to see a photo like this.

Thank you so much for those very kind words!! I brought my wife there a few weeks back to show her my favorite sunset spot and other sites.. I told her I want my ashes spread from the top of the visitor center.. I really love that place..

Were those stuffed bison purchased there? I'll have to get one next time I'm there..


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Dec 07, 2013 23:11 |  #10

-AP- wrote in post #16509590 (external link)
Thank you so much for those very kind words!! I brought my wife there a few weeks back to show her my favorite sunset spot and other sites.. I told her I want my ashes spread from the top of the visitor center.. I really love that place..

Were those stuffed bison purchased there? I'll have to get one next time I'm there..

Yep, the bison were from the museum/ gift shop. I live in California, but my brother lives in Tooele, just west of Salt Lake on the I-80, and I visit him once a year or so. There is some very pretty scenery in Utah.




  
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Dec 15, 2013 20:59 |  #11

Just came back with a nasty cold, after numerous plane delays. Weather did not cooperate so landscape shooting was off due to severe smog :( I did manage to get a few shots of the architecture, quite please with what I managed to get in such a short time period. Next time I'm going, I'm taking extra 3-4 days to visit, mountains (as seen from the plane) were gorgeous and I want a piece of that! Thanks to everyone!


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May 03, 2014 16:09 |  #12

I just came back from SLC. Weather was far much better this time around so off I went to Antelope Island, very early in the morning. I had an amazing time there, met with a few photographers who were having a good time as well. At around 3pm, tourists armed with iPhones came in to do selfies with Bisons... that was the call for me to bail out.

Next time I'll take a full week off to go to the other places that have been mentioned in this thread, canyons, arches park, etc... So much to see, so little time... sigh.


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May 03, 2014 16:15 |  #13

AP, I think I know where you took that shot... mine didn't up as glorious as yours though.


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May 03, 2014 16:39 as a reply to  @ Unrising Muffin's post |  #14

Excellent!!


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