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The Spiral Jetty
Yep, that's me. The photo was taken by Jeana Stuart at the Spiral Jetty, a piece of environmental art by Robert Smithson. It was constructed in 1970 and is only visible when the water level in the Great Salt Lake is low. If you click on the lat/lon link on the right side of the page and zoom in very tightly, you can get a pretty good look at it.

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BCJSo, so cool

BCJ

Voted 10/10

With the water looking like a sunset on a ridge and the rocks and spots behind you looking like they're fading away into oblivion, the result is just a gorgeous and disorienting shot. Wonderful!
Posted Oct 24, 2008 12:18 am

PropsRe: So, so cool

Props

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the compliment! You know, it wasn't much different in person - it was hard to distinguish between the sky and the water and the water moved in kind of a strange, oily way. All of the rocks along the shoreline had caps of salt crystals on them about 5 inches thick and the "sand" was actually salt. Very surreal.
Posted Oct 24, 2008 5:50 pm

lcarreauAwesome photo ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

When I lived in northern UT during the early
1980s, the Great Salt Lake was at its highest
levels, so I never did notice this fine piece
of environmental art.
Posted Dec 21, 2008 9:37 pm

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PropsSubmitted by Props
on Aug 9, 2008 12:53 am

Image ID: 429881
Hits: 1919 
Lat/Lon: 41.43769°N / 112.66892°W
Object Title: The Spiral Jetty

Image Type(s): Scenery