Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Inversion sunsetThe Salt Lake Valley is famous (or maybe it’s infamous) for its winter inversions and horrible air quality. This year has been a bad one for bad air days. If you can get out of the valley and up into the mountains, the air is fresh and clear and the temperatures are usually a bit warmer too (an interesting paradox). I was up in the foothills on the east side of the valley a few nights ago and captured this amazing sunset. As you can see, the valley is dark and dank with inversion, but it can create beauty when the sun hits the Oquirrh Mountains.