If you want a nice setting for an image, you've got to know a good location to whip out when you need it. This is not always an easy task when private property and fee-requiring parks stand in the way, so you find out where the nice wide open spaces and the most kindly shopkeepers and homeowners are located.
I wanted a good spot on the icy, wintery, Utah lake.
My brother and I went looking for a good spot with a view on the lake, because the closest park I knew of on the water requires payment. That said, it's a big lake and I knew there had to be plenty of good area around.
And there is.
I was standing on the ice when this photo was shot, and the whole area you're looking at until the mountain is all ice. I have decided that an ice-floored shoot needs to happen soon, and I'm also a bit impatient for it to get cold enough for me to ice skate on the lake safely. Problem being, in the week and a half or so since I shot this, it has been unseasonably warm and when I went with some friends to scout a closer location (also lovely), the ice wasn't sturdy enough to walk on.
Not a fan of freezing to death in ice water.
I know many people out here will hate me for saying this but Utah needs to get a little colder!!