This is one of the multiple “entrances,” South Temple Street to be precise, to a revitalized city center. Up until recently, the area had been a virtual ghost town of business and social life. A large scale renovation began in 2003, and the space was opened to the general public again in early 2012.
In the heart of Salt Lake City, City Creek Center is the retail centerpiece of one of the nation's largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects. This unique shopping environment features a retractable glass roof, a creek that runs through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and over 100 stores and restaurants in a casual, pedestrian-friendly environment which sits on 23 acres of land spread across three blocks in the downtown area.
A welcomed sight for long standing residents of Salt Lake that saw the life slowly drained from the core of the city. During the late 90’s through the start of the project, most everything had migrated to newer, more modern parts of the valley.
Nothing particularly noteworthy about this corner of the plaza, but I was drawn to the late afternoon sun which was highlighting some of the background as it stretched across the frame. I tried a few different viewpoints for this shot, but none seemed to work quite as well as the straight forward perspective to catch the flow of the streaming fountain and the liquid “M” it created.
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ikeharel (61549) 2013-10-21 4:12
Perfectly equal water jets divided on picture space.
modern fountain in a pedestrian alley, well seen in depth and green BG, youngsters sit on a local cafe'.
calm city view, a nice corner in town.
Have a nice new week,
Noel_Byrne (26651) 2013-10-21 4:38
Is this a new subliminal ad campaign for McDonalds? Yes, let us create fountains that make people crave chicken nuggets...haha. How tempted were you to dive in? I have to admit, anytime I see a fountain, I always feel the urge.
I like the point of view you have taken on this, it gives a great sense of the scale and space of this place, and how nice that there are people chilling out on the chairs to the right of the scene. Its funny that you post this today, and so nice to see a new developed area filled with life, as last weekend I was in Dublin in a city centre shopping mall called the Irish Life Centre. Its an old 80's style, and every store is closed down, and there was not a single person in the entire centre, it was really spooky. I like to see them like this, alive!
All the best
cornejo (34626) 2013-10-21 4:40
Hi Jason, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting source, (I love to see the water moving) very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Best wishes from the sunny south of Spain.
mjw364 (7516) 2013-10-21 4:43
Very effective use of symmetry to create the Macdonalds symbol here! Ha ha!
Carefully composed - good depth and obviously all about shapes and graphics. Nicely observed.
Sergiom (65369) 2013-10-21 4:53
Bel endroit ou on doit se sentir très bien. Le bruit de la fontaine doit être très apaisant et les terrasses tout autour dégagent un grand calme dans la cohue de la ville. L'image est d'une belle profondeur.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-21 4:59
burger me! This shot proves that all most people ever see is food and testament I suppose to the powers of subliminal advertising. These fountains look great and the whole area relaxed and vibrant. One thing you do well in the US is the shopping experience and this looks like a great place to sit and watch whilst everybody else goes for the "experience". Super POV and an original image. Like it.
Have a great week - Brian.
Greetings from a soggy English south coast :-(.
serp2000 (41700) 2013-10-21 6:18
I see the big "M" as a McDonalds. Perhaps so I am hungry now ))) Anyway you choose very clever and smart point of view!
Have a nice Monday ahead!
EstudioChispa (2076) 2013-10-21 13:16
Perhaps because, as a "fish-i-tarian," I haven't been in a McDonald's (other than road trip mornings for coffee and a meatless McMuffin) in 20 years, I feel compelled to say I DID NOT see the Golden Arches in this foto!
What I D see is my own green envy -- THIS is the skill that I hope to learn and develop by spending time on this site! To walk past a scene and find the magic POV to create an image, not just a snapshot.
Curious settings (and no EXIF?)... Okay, you stopped way down for lots of depth of field, but left yourself hand-holding a half-second shutter time? Wowzer... The long shutter speed paid off, of course, in nice solid lines where the water is spraying, but I'm curious whether you bracketed for the sake of experimentation and whether a shorter shutter speed would have captured the arcs (note "arcs," not "arches") of water as effectively.
Well-seen and well-executed! The temptation is to go all Rigoletto-Arty (*wink*) and crop tight on the arcs and the pool -- there's a great shape deep in the back -- an umbrella shade, maybe!
All my best,
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-22 0:25
WOW,where to start?
First what attracts our attention is the perfect symmetry of the shot.Second thing I really enjoy here is your wide,panoramic format of the picture,that suits perfectly with this subject.
And finally the crowning achievement of your work,namely this "M"created by the water(looks a little bit like McDonald’s,or maybe I´m just hungry:)?
Brilliant composition with every element of it carefully considered and executed!
Have a good day my friend
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-10-22 12:02
This is very nicely composed photo of the fountains. Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors.Very good sharpness, and excellent color and light management.TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-10-22 12:55
wow! What a nice composition it is. Love the symmetric presentation here. The fountain is superb which is looking dynamic due the the slow shutter speed action. Great atmosphere. Nice soft colour tone. Very good one. Tfs.
danos (89691) 2013-10-23 3:00
nice the created perspective of the South Temple street with the fountains to complete perfect the whole scenery and decorated one of the entrance of it.I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the place.