skyscapes, 2008-2010

March 30, 2011

These are some shots of the sky, or at least mostly the sky.  I anticipate landscape shots in posts that should follow.  Here, as a prelude to that we’ll tilt more upward.

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facing NW, Salt Lake Valley

late July 2008, grey sky facing NW across Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake Co, UT

By the time I had my camera out, the spacecraft had disappeared.  It left its fading imprint in the clouds here, and left us unchosen ones here below.

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A half-hour after the previous photo, I had shifted downhill a bit and the western clouds had shifted enough to allow through some sunset’s light.  I took another shot facing the same direction.  In both these shots you can see the ridge of land in the left background that is the N end of the Oquirrh Mtns.  Here, the tree is Cercocarpus ledifolius (curlleaf mahogany)…

sunset facing NW, Salt Lake Valley

late July 2008, sunset over Great Salt Lake, facing NW across Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake Co, UT

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sky, N Deep Creek Mtns

early July 2009, sky above N Deep Creek Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

This was the first time it occurred to me “I could ignore the land & shoot only the sky.”  This and the following six photos were taken on the same day, as I traveled generally N & W on dirt roads.

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double rainbow, N Deep Creek Mtns

early July 2009, double rainbow, N Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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rainbow's top, N Deep Creek Mtns

early July 2009, rainbow's top, N Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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clouds at dusk (a), N Deep Creek Mtns

early July 2009, clouds at dusk (a), N Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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clouds at dusk (b), N Deep Creek Mtns foothills

early July 2009, clouds at dusk (b), N Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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clouds at dusk (c), N Deep Creek Mtns

early July 2009, clouds at dusk (c), N Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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clouds at dusk (d), N Deep Creek Mtns

early July 2009, clouds at dusk (d), N Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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sky, early evening along highway, Millard Co

early Aug 2010, sky, early evening along highway, western Millard Co, UT

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sunset behind S House Range

early Aug 2010, sunset behind S House Range, Millard Co, UT

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sky facing SE, N Deep Creek Mtns

late Aug 2010, sky facing SE from N Deep Creek Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

This faces across the valley E of the Deep Creek Mtns.  The main ridge you can see across the valley is the next range: the Fish Springs Range.

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sky at dusk, N from NE Deep Creek Mtns

late Aug 2010, sky at dusk, facing N from NE Deep Creek Mtns, Tooele Co, UT

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