Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Salt Lake Temple - Christmas 2010

Holiness to the Lord - Oh Come Let Us Adore Him!
Awe inspiring at any time of the year, but when surrounded by the beauty of hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights at Christmas time,  the Salt Lake Temple is truly magnificent!   

19 comments:

Ginny said...

It's the castle of a fairy princess!!

darlin said...

WOW, another magnificent shot Karen. I love your photos, they sure add to my Christmas spirit. Most definitely awe inspiring.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations and lighting.
Amazing photograph Karen.
Costas

Sandra said...

sparkling beauty, majestic, magical and mystical, just plain old outright BEAUTIFUL...

diane b said...

No words can describe it!

Chad said...

Lovely photo,I do wish we could have met up Thurs. night. We got lucky and got tickets to the Tabernacle Choirs Christmas progam so we're just heading out the door.Keep your beautiful Christmas photos comming.

From the Kitchen said...

Thank you, Karen--it's lovely.

Best,
Bonnie

Photog Ave said...

Really and truly beautiful scene!
If you don't mind me saying - that half circle of light in the mid-top left, is a distraction to me (but that's just me : ).
But other than that, all is beautiful!!

WhatKarenSees said...

Thanks Avery for your opinion. If we want to improve our photography we need to look at our images objectively and also see how others view them as well. The light is from a big lamp just out of the frame and I thought about removing it, but didn't because it seemed to blend in with the overall golden tones of the photo. I may go back and rethink this. Any other suggestions out there??

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I think it's perfect...but ...I'm certainly just an amateur...who keeps trying...I'm always curious about things...especially this gorgeous building...what is the "statue" on the top???

Robin said...

Karen, how beautiful! What a tribute.
Excellent shot!

WhatKarenSees said...

Becky, the statue is of the Angel Moroni who plays an important and sacred roll in LDS (Mormon) history and faith. There are over 130 temples throughout the world and, although the architecture for each temple is different, a statue of the Angel Moroni adorns a spire on almost all of them, making LDS temples very distinctive and recognizable.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It looks like you were standing to the left of the same tree Chad was standing to the right of in his Christmas Fireworks shot.

Scott said...

Beautiful Karen. I can only echo what the others have said.

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Oh, the beauty of night lights! Amazing shot indeed!

Linda Robinson said...

Such a beautiful shot..

darlin said...

Karen I'd say leave this one as it, it's stunning and that bit of light on the left adds to this photo I think, it sure doesn't take away from it!

janc@mac.com said...

It's truly beautiful!

It's Time to Live said...

I took your photo challenge and found a family and took images for them. Thanks for the idea.