I've been marveling at how awesome the sunsets are here in good old SL,UT (Quite a tired joke, I know). It's a bit of a bad thing, really, because half of the time, the cool colors and gradients are caused by terrific air pollution. But, every once and a while a clear, slightly clouded evening will come along and blow us all away.
Yesterday Kyrie and I went and got pastries/manga at the library. On our way back, I saw the way the clouds were forming and knew I had to get some cool pictures of the sunset. After a quick sprint down from the dorms to the middle of campus, I set up for about a half hour or so and got some lit photos.
The cool thing about sunsets in SLC, specifically from the U of U campus, is that to our north, east, and south are the Wasatch Mountains, to the northwest is the Great Salt Lake, and to our west, right below the setting sun, are the Oquirrh (pronounced "ochre") Mountains. It ends up creating some pretty cool visuals, especially on really clear days.
I shot the photos right below the Marriott Library, on this weird roof thing that I had to hop a wall to get to. There were some rocks up there, so I made a cairn and took a picture of it because I'm secretly a sorority girl who's never gone hiking before. Good thing no one was walking on campus then, because that cairn totally fell, sending rocks down onto the sidewalk 40 feet below.
Hopefully, there will be some more nights like last night in the next few months. Being in my last semester is making me a bit uncharacteristically nostalgic, so I'd like to at least be able to look back on some cool pictures.