4th South

January 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I've just spent the last few weeks (Christmas break) going through some old images and redesigning my web site.  If you've poked around here before you might notice some changes. I'd love to hear what you think of the new structure, if you have a minute. 

At any rate, while I was rummaging through my files I came across this image, which I've always liked.  It's a shot looking west along 4th South in Salt Lake City.

I had been working on a series of images of the buildings on Washington and Library Squares and wanted a long range image of them from the elevation of the east-benches.  After researching on maps.google.com and The Photographer's Ephemeris, I went to Faultline Park about sunset to see what I could get.  Instead of shooting the Libaray and City and County Building I ended up with this image of the Trax lines. 

The streets in Salt Lake City are laid out on an east-west/north-south grid and I just happened to be at the park on September 22, the autumnal equinox, when the sun sets due west.  Although not planned, I was lucky to be there at the right moment and I shot this image.  If you look closely you can see the curve of the Library in the upper left corner.

I went back several times on subsequent equinoxes but I've never been able to catch the light as intense as I did by luck this first time.

4th South Trax, Salt Lake City, UT4th South Trax, Salt Lake City, UTThe Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Trax Red Line was completed in 2001 and services riders traveling between Daybreak, Downtown Salt Lake City and the University of Utah. In this image the rails, polished from constant use, reflect light from the setting sun.


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