Photographer's Note

I wasn't sure if this qualified as "Ruins", but it seemed to be the best fit. :)

This is the Great Salt Lake, or at least, it would have been about a century ago when the lake reached to this little dock here. You can see the lake vaguely in the distance, and Stansbury Island (the mountains) beyond.

I took this shot on Saturday while waiting to pick some friends up from the airport. I made an allowance for traffic that never materialized, so I got to the airport about 45 minutes early. What else could I do but drive the 10 minutes to the lake and shoot for a few? I know what any of you would have done, and that's exactly what I did. I got a few good shots, or rather, they became good shots once I converted them to black and white.

This was taken right by Saltair, the one-time entertainment attraction of Salt Lake City. Built right by the lake, Saltair was quite the popular place to swim, dance, and relax for a number of years in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The building has burned to the ground and been rebuilt several times, and it is no longer the center for entertainment in Salt Lake, but it's still kind of cool to see.

I have to admit, I was a bit inspired by David Sidwell's (dsidwell) excellent collection of black and white photos of the Great Salt Lake. If you haven't seen those shots, I recommend them.

As I mentioned, I converted this to black and white, increased the contrast, and...well, that's about it. There's a bit of noise, but I left it because I thought it gave it the feel of an older shot. Let me know what you think.

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