Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Break 2010: Utah Adventure - Day 4 #2 (I wear my sunglasses at night)

I have more pics to share, these ones are of the Salt Lake Valley at night. My camera (and my camera phone) aren't great, but I hope it gets the idea across of how cool the lights look.

I really like how the clouds show up in these pictures

If I do this again I definitely need to get a tripod. The shutter speed is so slow for these that it's impossible to hold the camera still long enough.

Fall Break 2010: Utah Adventure - Day 4

So much for updating this business every day. Anyhow, I'm winding down my fourth day here, only a few more to go before I head back to Raleighwood. I don't have anything interesting to say, so instead I'll share some of the sweet pics of the Salt Lake Valley I've taken.

View of the Oquirrh Mountains (pronounced "ochre" for my non SL friends) from the east side.

Same view as before, this time using the panoramic picture feature on my phone

Wasatch Mountains to the East, they don't look as big because I was already partway up the damn thing anyway.

I want to say the peak on the left is Mount Olympus, but I honestly have no idea.

The southern end of the Oquirrh's

It's kind of tough to see, but that's a view of the Bingham Canyon Mine. Near where I grew up.

Downtown Salt Lake City, not a whole lot to it.

Mount Olympus (I think?) and rich people's houses.

Again, no idea which mountain this is... Loan Peak? Not sure.

Another view of the copper mine.

As you can see I went kinda crazy with the mountain pictures. I'm always bragging about Utah's mountains to my NC friends, so I thought I'd show them what I'm talking about for once. My amateur photography skills don't quite do it justice, and they look completely different when the snow season starts, but I still think they're pretty awesome.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Fall Break 2010: Utah Adventure - Foreward

So I'll be leaving for the airport in about an hour. I spent last night at home doing laundry and packing, since then I've unpacked, and now I'm roughly half-packed for my trip. Just gotta stuff the rest of my crap on my carry-on and I'm good to go.

After moving to Raleigh four years ago it's seemed like I'm in a completely different world that Salt Lake, and it warps my mind a little bit to think that in about twelve hours I'll go from strolling to class through the Court of Carolinas (pictured above) to spending time with some old friends in Utah. I know, that's the miracle of air travel, but I don't make the trip often so when I do it makes these two worlds feel awful close.