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Jordan Lake sunset

Through some inspiration from other LJ photographer friends, I bolted out the door to take some pictures near Jordan Lake of what looked like a really nice sunset and it paid off. It was really weird to see how low Jordan Lake was from the drought. I eventually walked down to the lake bed and stood where the water would normally be over my head. It was cool to see how the lake bed looked all dried out with large cracks all over the place and the new vegetation that was growing there. There were lots of animal tracks too in the dry mud for those that were certainly searching for water. You can even see the old Hwy 751 nearby before they filled in the lake. Several other motorists stopped by to look at the sunset too. The last picture I took was my best one of the set.

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snowboardjoe
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Yep, that's one of the things I was trying to focus on too. bearinslc is good at picking up that stuff and have tried to do the same as well.
bearinslc
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Awesome pics, you definitely caught it at the right time.
snowboardjoe
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! I realized I needed to be patient for this. I was out there for about an hour. I could just tell it was going to get better and better.
vdubcub
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
OMG thats great

can you make ME look that good in a picture?
snowboardjoe
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Thanks!

And, no, I cannot make you look like that. You already look handsome to me--nothing to improve. ;)
sparkle_n_fur
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Simply this... you were meant to be there.. you were meant to have a way to share this experience and you were meant to capture one of the most beautiful moments that you could in a place that most of us can't be.

And for that I say..

Bitch, I just can't believe your friggin' luck. You are such an a'hole for making us all look bad with your perfect picture and all. Just who the heck do you friggin' think you are?

And now ... Lovely picture and congrats. I can't say enough..
snowboardjoe
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
[slowly picking myself up off the floor after laughing]

Dude, you just made my evening. Thanks! :)

And it was luck too. :p
coryblank
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
Your photo set is spectacular!
snowboardjoe
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, Cory! There was definitely some luck and patience involved. I was out there for almost an hour watching it set.
manley1
Oct. 22nd, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
That's an amazing photo, Joe. Thanks for sharing!
bear_left
Oct. 22nd, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
These are just beautiful - congrats! It's also absolutely amazing, & disturbing, to see how low Jordan Lake has become in this drought.
snowboardjoe
Oct. 22nd, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
Yep, walking on a lake bed is just weird. It's hard like dry clay, but you can see old tree branches and very old tire tracks still there. Other really old lakes that have dried up are revealing some history as well that people did not know about too.
bear_left
Oct. 22nd, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Yep - the pictures reminded me of when I was in Nova Scotia, at the Bay of Fundy, as a teenager on a family vacation. The tides come in & out there by several miles, & go up & down around 50 feet each tidal cycle. So you're there standing on a dock with the water right below, & six or seven hours later, it's 2-3 miles to the shore, and you can walk to the lighthouse - if you can get down there, 50 ft. below.
rtptodd
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
Nice Job Joe! Beautiful. Hope you are well.
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