Salt Lake Valley, Utah, USA
Utah winters can be harsh, particularly along the Wasatch Front, namely from Ogden to Provo, as when cold winter air thrives, the valleys get literally stuck in muck. Locally it is called an inversion -- essentially it is cold air trapped in the lower portions of the valley, that is unable to escape.
Normally inversions occur in January and February, but in 2013 the first inversion came early, during the first part of December. The first evening it slightly broke up I took the time to find a vantage point to capture the clear valley. This perspective is shooting across the valley, from South Jordan, to the east, capturing Twin Peaks.
Chad Dutson is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based wilderness photographer who occasionally ventures into fine art portraiture. He deeply admires nature, and strives to capture the finest scenes possible. He spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft.
Chad began shooting with a point-and-shoot at the age of eight. He began an early transition to digital photography in 1999, and now shoots exclusively digital. He has been published in books, magazines, websites, and has been a juror for several photo competitions.
Chad has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for...
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