Silver Island Mountains
The Silver Island Mountains may be the most appropriately named range in North America. Located just north of Bonneville Salt Flats in the North West of Utah, they are a spectacular sight. During my most recent visit the water on the flats was perfectly calm providing a wonderful reflection. In the far distance a thin skim of ice remained across the water surface causing a nice break to separate the range and it's reflection.
In the foreground, the salt shapes twist beneath the shallow water partly hidden by the reflected clouds. The clouds themselves braid above and below the eight named peaks of the range, framing the dark surfaces in a sea of melt water blue.
A morning at Bonneville Salt Flats is a tonic for the soul. If you take exit 4 from I-80 and follow the Bonneville Speedway Road to it's end you will likely have the place to yourself. Try to make it in springtime or immediately following heavy rain or snow, to ensure you find that stunning reflecting pool stretched across the wide expanse.
The panorama below was made using seven images from my Canon EOS 5D IV and 70 - 200 mm f2.8 lens. You can click the image for a larger version.
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