Photographer's Note

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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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/18.0, 1/2 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-21 4:01
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Points: 24
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