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A Picture from Edna

This is my very first panorama photograph ever! I was not sure which size focal length to use, as my images were recorded as 5mm focal length. 5mm was not one of the choices for the Canon software, so I used the shortest available – 24mm. Then I went to Picnik and made a poster from it.

My neighbor Jeff was my inspiration. He posted one of his creations of the Lincoln Memorial at Facebook. Of course, Jeff is a professional photographer for the AP, so it was quite a photo. I hope this photograph will be inspiration for my Red Hats ladies, as I shot it from the very same hotel that they are planning on staying in next Spring when we all descend with our Red Hats on Salt Lake City to do some genealogy. 🙂

The image, Salt Lake City Skyline Poster, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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A Picture from Edna

Highway 66 led me to Salt Lake City, Utah in August. I have been there a number of times before in the distant past.

Mormon pioneers began building this granite Salt Lake City temple in 1853. It was completed in 1893 and has become a beautiful symbol of Mormonism. That is why I was surprised that the Salt Lake City powers-that-be allowed a tall, totally utilitarian modern office building to overwhelm the once stately temple and the grounds of Temple Square. I was even more surprised to learn that the uninspiring newer building was the Mormon Church’s own office building. Maybe if I had taken the tour offered of the “Church Office Building” I would have a different attitude. However, I doubt that my impression of it would change much. The Chrysler Building it isn’t.

The image, Salt Lake City, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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A Picture from Edna

We were in Tremonton, Utah and saw signs to Promontory Summit – thirty miles. It sounded like an enticing drive for two visitors from the East, remembering history of the Wild West. Those old-timers could not possibly have planned to have the transcontinental tracks meet at the top of a mountain. If they had planned it, they would have preferred the level land of the Salt Lake Basin below that spreads for miles and miles.

However, after blasting through solid rock mountains, at times only eighteen inches a day, they met here at the peak of this mountain, and the rest is history. It was an unbelievable race between two rail companies and an incredible accomplishment for those early Americans. These are replicas of the original engines that met. We saw a wonderful reenactment of the original “Golden Spike Ceremony” on 2 August 2008.

The image, Promontory Summit , Utah , was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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