Salt Lake City Temple Square – Christmas 2009

I had the opportunity last night to join my “like minded” friends of Photowalking Utah for the third annual Salt Lake City Temple Square Holiday Photowalk. This is always one of the most popular events of the year, with many people joining us to take in the beautiful display of lights & Christmas spirit. Who can blame us?

This was a record year with over 130 attending the mini-clinic held before at the public library for some low light instruction, and an estimated 140+ at Temple Square itself. I was asked last minute to take the group shot, so with some help from Scott Jarvie & Dave Terry we hastily put up some speedlights to light up the group that was there:

 

3rd Annual Photowalking Utah Temple Square - Group Shot

This represented only a portion of the group that was there at the start, with many still arriving on Trax from the library. I wanted to wait a bit longer, but between causing some crowd issues and everyone chomping at the bit to get out and start shooting, I figured we had better shoot now or never. Not the best lit shot, but hey, for throwing up a few speedlights it wasn’t the worst either!

Being the third time I have made the outing for the lights, I ended up doing a lot more talking and helping others than actually shooting of photos, but for me that is a big part of the fun of a photowalk. It’s always great meeting new people and visiting with now familiar friends. We really have something special going in Photowalking Utah.

I now consider this trip one of the key milestones of they year that gets me in the holiday spirit. Here are a few others from the night. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy taking them.

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009

 

Salt Lake City Temple Square - Christmas 2009
Edit: I had to add a link to Rich Legg’s post about the clothing drive associated with the event this year. I always happy to see when something charitable can be added to our fun. Big thanks to all those who donated and organized this worthwhile addition.