Monday, September 20, 2010

A funny thing happened on the way to the Salt Flats, and at the Salt Falts, and on the way home from the Salt Flats.

As all of you who are kind enough to read my blog know, I love adventures, the more random the better. Saturday September 18th found me leaving my house at 1:30 p.m. to meet up with the ProvoCreative Models/Photographers group for a shoot out on the Salt Flats. I have never shot or even been out there so I was extremely excited. We met at the Valley Fair Mall, hopped into each others cars for carpooling and headed out. A good ways out one of our vehicles started billowing smoke so we all came to a stop on the side of the freeway and we were shortly joined by a Sherrif who informed us that we needed to get off the road a.s.a.p. I should add that we had RV's pulling trailers, models in costumes, all sorts of fun stuff. I'm sure we made an interesting sight.

Someone was kind enough to stay with Pete while he waited for a towtruck and he instructed us to keep going for safety and the fact that we had other people waiting for us at the gas station by the Salt Flats exit. Yes, ironically the man in charge who knew what was going on and had everyone's numbers was the one in vehicular distress.

We met up with the group and headed out to the actual flats but were told we couldn't shoot there as there was racing going on the next day and apparently we would be in their way...okay. We settled for a fun spot and proceeded to have a blast shooting. There were photographers and models everywhere as well as about every prop in the whole world that you could imagine. Chairs, couches, balloons, motorcycle, family dressed as circus performers, a mini gas station set, you name it. Unfortunately where we were the ground wasn't as hard packed as the regluar flats and a car got stuck. Another car (the one I rode in) went to the rescue and it got stuck. Finally to get them out we had to deflate the tires but no problem, there's a gas station with air at the exit, right?? Nope. No air.

So that's how I ended up in Wendover and home at 1 a.m.

It was a great night, I got some fun shots, and had the opportunity to meet more amazingly talented people. =)

Sidenote: I also got to be a Vegas Showgirl this week, but that's another story... :D


  1. Oh you've always wanted to take pictures at the salt flats. These (and the others on FB) are great. (I also could totally see you finding pleasure in saying "vehicular distress"...I mean, who wouldn't?)