One night while I was in Orem, I was determined to get down to see the lake. That one is Utah Lake, I believe, not the Great Salt Lake. So I drove toward the lake, and when I got as close as I could, I realized I was going to have to look at a map. There was no way to actually get to it the way I was going. I ended up driving to Provo, and I found a little state park area with a boat outlet (inlet?...do they even call it that on a lake? No idea.). Since I wasn't in Utah for a photography thing, I didn't have all of my stuff with me. In fact, all I had was my D80 and my 50 mm. Not the best stuff for taking landscape photos, but I got a couple of good ones anyway. And sometimes I find that when you limit yourself to one lens, you end up being more creative to make it work.
So, enough of my rambling. On to the photos. Favorite first:
This next one...I don't know. I liked the angle of the sun. What's up with my shadow though? I look kind of lumpy and weird.
Weird hairy things growing on rocks. I love texture, and I was fascinated by this stuff. I will only bore you with one photo of it. :) I took more.
These guys came up to see what I was doing. They were pretty bold, they must get fed a lot by park visitors. I didn't have anything for them and they didn't stick around long.
Finally, this last one isn't a photo from my trip, but boy, was I glad to see him when I got home.