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We all know Mt. Olympus as the home of the great ancient Greek gods: Zeus and his buddies. This Mt. Olympus, however, is just east of Salt Lake City and is one of the prominent peaks looking down on it and its many companion cities. This photo was taken in South Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The boulders, trees and hills block out a goodly 1 million people and their houses and places of business, for I am indeed looking across the Salt Lake Valley.

I found this pile of boulders and wanted some strong foreground elements in the photo. I tried lots of different crops, but liked this the best. I do realize that some, perhaps, may want less foreground, but I enjoy it this way. I stood on my tiptoes with camera high above my head to see over that highest rock. I almost made it!

PP: cropped (of course), sharpened, burned the sky only slightly.

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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