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The words I try to live by. Read more thoughts and ideas related to photography, camping and nature conservation. You can also find occasional news and art show schedules.

Decided very last minute for Labor Day weekend to commit to a LONG 10 hr drive up to the Bonneville Salt Flats, west of Salt Lake City, Utah. That's a tough drive to do in one stretch so I added a pit stop in Kanarraville to do a hike that I've been wanting to do for a very long time. Met some really nice people regulating the parking lot, half of which happens to be on their property. Pay the $10 and help the locals out. Not sure if it was because of the holiday weekend but this hike was super busy with too many people for my liking. I'd rather brave the cold winter and hike through ice-cold water than to deal with the crowds. I will definitely be back, but on an off day or season.

The second leg of the trip was to the salt flats. I didn't know what to expect really...except for salt of course. I did do the drive to the raceway but felt it was pointless. The better views, especially of the textures in the salt, were from the westbound rest stop on the southern end of the flats. I stayed the night nearby and came back early morning before sunrise. NO ONE around. Pitch black dark. The salt flats are so barren that my headlights had nothing to reflect off of. Pick out my spot, set up, and then wait for some daylight as the sun gets closer and closer to the horizon.

Note: If you decide to check out any of these nature spots, take ALL your trash with you. Just because you finished your bottle of water and don't want to carry it the rest of your hike doesn't mean you can just leave it behind. Nothing pisses me off more than that type of ignorance...except maybe carving your stupid name in a tree or a rock.

Still processing photos from this trip. I expect to post them on my website soon. Thanks for your patience and support.

Thank you, Utah, Utahans and Utah Arts Festival for your warm hospitality and successful event. The last week has been a crazy and hectic blur especially because it happened back-to-back with the Logan Arts Festival the week prior. We drove back home from Logan on Sunday night, were notified for the Salt Lake event on Monday night, and drove back to Utah on Tuesday night! To be honest, I didn't think we could've done it. But everything worked out and the show was a success. We learned a lot from interacting with the people and just the experience itself. A huge THANK YOU to the UAF and those of you who took the time to stop by and check out my artwork. If we had the chance to exchange words, I am truly grateful for our meeting. I will continue to work hard and expand my images and grow my skills. I hope to be at the festival again next year. Until then, stay beaUTAHful.

A last-minute spur of the moment decision has us at Biton Fine Arts scrambling like crazy to get ready for the Utah Arts Festival that will be happening in THREE DAYS. We JUST got back from Logan, Utah last night and now we will be getting my artwork prepped and ready to leave for Salt Lake on Tuesday night! Come drop by and check out my new prints on metal. The colors and contrast are amazing.

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