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Comments (5)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 1, 2008

Greetings Rob. I hope all is well with you. Thought I would just drop a line to see what you were crafting.

Its all quiet around here, just the odd nice photo cropping up now and then.

The fishing season is over for me and my boat is chocked up in the boatyard waiting for me to carry out some urgent and very costly repairs.

I've upgraded the editing suit to Photoshop elements 6 (it's all I could afford), but I shall have lots of fun using it over the next few months.

By the way, I had to look twice at this photo, I thought it was a scale model, the trees on top of the building really threw me. Nice one.

Hope to catch up with you soon Rob. Take care.


Robert Mcewen on November 2, 2008

Hi Jim.

Good to hear from you again mate. So is that your fishing now over with for another season ?

This building is an amazing feat of engineering. What the builders did with the roof was to emulate the typical vegetation as it is as you ascend the Utah mountains; starting with the grass in the plains and meadows and gradually turning to the spruce trees as you get higher.

What is really amazing is that all the trees have been genetically modified so the don't grow above a certain height and blend in with the surrounding mountains. All on top of an auditorium with 25000 seats. That place cost umpteen millions of US dollars to build and it was all out of the pockets of Utah Mormon donations.

Thanks for the visit.


Gaylen W on December 7, 2008

Hi Robert,

This is the best picture I have seen of the conferance center. Thank you for your comments. I was stationed in Scotland for 2 years in the navy. That is where I met my wife Nannette. She has family in Runcorn england.

Robert Mcewen on December 7, 2008

Cheers Gaylen. You flatter me and my humble offering of the conferance center. I could boast if I'd done any more than aim and shoot.

Is your wife Nannette Scottish or just that she was up there whilst you were stationed there? Have you now settled in the SL Valley? Rob

Gaylen W on December 12, 2008

I still can't get over this picture. It is really a fantistic shot. I haven't been able to get this clarity from a commercial airplane.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 10, 2007
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    by Robert Mcewen
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-S500
    • Taken on 2005/07/15 17:51:50
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 9.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash