The purpose of this post is to inspire people to take pictures wherever they want. Old stereotypes be damned.
Baker is what many might consider one of the Ugliest towns in the United States, boring and hot. Good for gasoline and some fast food. So I was excited to shoot some engagement pictures there. The couple traveling with me seemed to think I was just being goofy and playing a joke, (understandable) so we only took a few.
(Above) This is just outside of Baker… the mountains are certainly nothing out of northern Utah… not the typical vision of beauty. But it makes it strong and unique. Yeah I wish I had shot for more than about 2-3 minutes. I also wish it wasn’t 100 degrees.
What’s the most distinctive thing about Baker? The tallest thermometer in the world.
So I convinced them to get out for a minute or two and shoot here in the middle of an ugly, empty, hot and dirty parking lot.
Looking back the iconic aspect of having the thermometer is cool but I’m such a fan of the colors and the sky. Made laying down on the burning hot ground worth it.
Underneath a billboard for some shade… hoping to get the trailer park a bit more in the scene. I should have stoop up high on something to get more of the scenery.
The colors of this place are distinct in the pictures… you can’t really tell it’s late morning and almost 100 degrees. I actually like the way the color of this place is mid day.
NOT BAKER (Below)
OK so we stopped several locations during our trip and this was mid morning outside of st. george off of some random street. The color and light was amazing when we passed by but we hit another location first and so we didn’t get back for about an hour. easily my favorite pictures of the event… even if I was excited about trying to make Baker look good.
I’ll do more spots in baker next time.
4th of july and there were no fireworks of significance in Las Vegas, but we took a cool picture anyway.
Gotta get an upclose smiling picture to send to grandma and all the people that just want to see what the fiance looks like… and really it doesn’t matter where it was because it’s not scenic… it’s utilitarian.
Along side the freeway as we crossed into the Nevada border. It was sunset so we had to shoot where we were. Time the cars passing by for shots and then flip to the direction away from the road for a few.
One man’s junk is another man’s place to take pictures.
(Left) Field not so nice but the background was pretty awesome. But you also have to search for the more manageable lighting situations like a patch of shade next to a squat water tower. (Right)