Salt Lake City: Temple Square Spring Splendor


Vibrant Flowerbed – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

It’s spring, and of course that means spring blossoms. Flowers are in full bloom. Vibrant colors can be found everywhere. One of the more impressive places to see the spring splendor is Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Temple Square is an icon of the city, and a tourist attraction, with visitors coming from across the globe. In the spring the grounds are covered with blossoming flowers.

At Temple Square you’ll find well-kept grounds and interesting architecture. It’s a religious site, and there’s a chance someone might approach you regarding that. I’ve had that happen a couple of times, but it was only slightly awkward and it only happened a small number of times compared to how often I have visited. In other words, most likely you’ll be left alone. This is the church’s property, so be respectful should someone speak with you. It’s usually somewhat crowded, so you’ll blend in with all the tourists snapping pictures.

When I captured these pictures last week, I used a Fujifilm X-T30 with a Fujinon 35mm f/2 lens attached to the front. This is a good lightweight combination that’s great for walk-around photography. I spent about forty five minutes strolling the grounds. Temple Square is a great location for flower photography in the spring. Being an urban environment, it’s a bit unexpected. If you find yourself in Salt Lake City, it’s worth visiting.


Singular Red Flower – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Bright Red Blooms – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Red & Yellow Blooms – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


The Color of Spring – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Field of Flowers – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Touch of Purple – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Church Grounds – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Pink Bloom – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


  1. Rai, Dhan Kumar · May 9, 2019

    Thank you for all writings and sharing your experience . I have been following you, since 4-5 months , and really appreciate your Fuji Film Simulation information. In this article, the pictures are so vibrant , with the spring blooms . Which simulation , you have used in your XT-30 for all this shooting ?

  2. levlaz · July 14, 2019

    These photos are breathtaking, thank you for sharing.

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