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Bigger Picture - City Creek by 3feathers Bigger Picture - City Creek by 3feathers
This is a short section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in City Creek Canyon, Utah. It seems as if it's deep within an enchanted forest and yet it's just a ten minute walk from the state capitol building and the city proper. The city of Salt Lake sits nestled right up against the Wasatch Front, a dramatic range of mountains that are part of the Rockies. The city pushes up into many of the canyons but in places things are still pretty much as they've always been. Such is the case with City Creek because the canyon is small and its waters an important resource.

Bent by years of heavy snow the oak trees arch naturally over the paths, creating one of the most beautiful settings I have ever found anywhere in the world. It doesn't matter what time of year, the pathway through the woods here is always magical and always ready for me and my models.
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
What a wondrous collage! I can't believe that's in the middle of the city of Salt Lake (Seattle I'd believe, but Salt Lake?). Wowza.
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3feathers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Pretty amazing, eh?
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VixensDemon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
One of my fav trails here in Utah
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3feathers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Si. I love it too!
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montroytana Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
beautiful images
i like the combo too
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3feathers Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Troy - I left each one as is; just resized them to fit the frame. I'm surprised they worked together as well as they did. Sometimes things just do that! :-)
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reveur59 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Beautiful... the feeling is warm.

Pat
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ayrcon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Gorgeous spot, great composition!
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rae222 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
There are some who are terrific photographers, and some whose graphic designs result in breath-grabbing presentations... and then there's Tom Clark, whose ability to merge the two talents is unsurpassed in my experience.

Tom, I learn something from almost every image you post in the hope that someday I might graduate from the ranks of those who point, shoot and get lucky to those who can actually visualize, set up and capture outstanding images as you do. Thank you very much for sharing.
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3feathers Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you. It would be disingenuous to in any way decline your generous praise. What you see in my work has mostly been an instinctual response to the world I live in. I'm not sure how anyone could grow up in Italy and in Europe like I did and not have artistry deeply embedded into their consciousness. I used to look at my Italian friends and every single one of them could pick up a pencil and paper and sketch something mind-blowingly beautiful as if it were an afterthought. Could it be that every person born in Italy is a gifted artist? Or is it simply that the omnipresence of art influences how we express ourselves? I was very young when we moved there at a time when The Pieta` sat out in the middle of the Basilica where we could touch her if we leaned across the velvet rope. That's how it happened. That's where it comes from.

As an art director and graphic designer for a small company in California for 8 years I learned to apply the wildness of my artistry to the very controlled world of print and publishing. Perfect discipline and training for this wild child. Now it all gets to come together in my artwork; I get to just go for it and let all of the influences have their say. It's less a mystery than it is just a lifetime of doing what I do.
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