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The Latter Day Saints (Mormon) pioneers settled the central vallies of Utah in the mid 1800's after their trek west from Illinois and Missouri. Not long after establishing communities in the unsettled west, they built temples or Houses Of The Lord.

This is the temple that was built in the later 1800's in Manti, Utah. It sits upon a rather steep hill and cannot help but draw attention from anyone within miles. It is quite a beautiful building and an amazing accomplishment for when it was built and the means the early settlers had with which to build it.

It also presents a challenge to the photographer, due to the nature of the hill, and if using a view camera to keep ther perspective corrected is beyone the limits of many lenses. In this case, my little Fujinon 90 f8 didn't project a huge image circle and the image starts to soften at the top. If the lens were stopped down beyond f22 the image circle starts to degrade terribly at the edges. I would love to re-photograph this now with my newer 90mm and its bigger image circle.

There was a distinctive iorn fence which was in the image in the foreground, which I felt detracted from the presentation, but gave an incredible sense of depth.

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