A Beautiful Evening at Utah Lake

I love sunsets.

A golden hue over Utah Lake

Honestly, I would like to photograph them every day. Seriously.

I chose to spend this past Sunday evening at Utah Lake State Park in Provo. My initial intent was to go down and photograph the sunset. Our sunsets have been super amazing lately and I love shooting them at the lake. See below for a sample from last week.

When I arrived at the lake, I could tell by the clouds that it was not going to be a spectacular sunset. While I was disappointed by that, it was more than made up for by the many other things I saw while there.

3 Sisters Fishing in Provo River

One example is the above photo of the three sisters, each wearing the same gray hoodie, who were fishing from a dock on the Provo River. The river empties into Utah Lake and the water levels were the highest I have ever seen. The sisters were seated just like shown in the photo and were fishing for over an hour. I totally love the colors and composition and content of the photo.

The photo below of the tree was another surprise. I like the image, but it is not as sharp as I was hoping. I tried shoot a lot frames for photo stacking. The lens I used made this quite difficult to do and the results were not that good. So the image below is a single frame, not a composite stack.

A young couple was parked in front of me. They stayed warm in their car until the moment the sun started to dip behind the mountains. Then they hopped out and made a series of selfies, us-ies and portraits in a short amount of time. They looked like they were having fun.

A young couple enjoy playing around and taking snaps of each other on the banks of the lake

The image of the father and son fishing below was the first scene that I tried to shoot when I arrived. It had promise, but the image I was hoping for never really materialized, neither did the overall composition. Nonetheless, it was still heartwarming to see them fishing together.

Father-son fishing

If you are a follower, you know that I am obsesses with Mount Timpanogos. This is another image that I tried to shoot for stacking and it just didn’t work with the lens. This is also a single frame.

A framed view of Mount Timpanogos from afar

I photographed these trees once before. I like this image better than the last time, but I am still not in love with this image.

A trio of trees in pre-sunset golden glow

The clouds have been incredible lately, which has been one of the reasons that the sunsets have been incredible. The first photo of Mount Timpanogos (left) was taken about 15 minutes earlier than the last two, which were taken at the tail end of the sunset. I like the clouds in all three.

This photo takes the strangest of the day. This was the lid of something that looked like some type of water or sewage well at the park. I wish I could have opened it although I am sure there are no piranhas in Utah Lake.

Real or scare tactic?
Yours truly – a happy camper at sunset with Mt. Timpanogos and Utah Lake in background

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