Temple Square, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is probably the most visited site in Utah. The square houses historical buildings and places of worship for the Mormons. One of the oldest buildings on the site is the Assembly Hall on the southwest corner of the square. Its 24 spires are unmistakable to visitors.
The building was constructed started in 1877 on the site of the first Tabernacle that was torn down after the completion of the new, larger place of worship. Completed in 1880, the gothic Victorian-style building was constructed from stones not needed in the construction of the nearby Salt Lake Temple. For about a century and a half, the Assembly Hall has served to house smaller gatherings than can be housed in the larger temple and provides an overflow area when the temple has a gathering too large to house all in one building.
About the photo: My Samsung S20U captured several photos inside Temple Square. On the day we visited, there were construction areas, and access to some of the visitor areas was closed. The Assembly Hall with its beautiful spires bathed in the early morning sun presented a photo opportunity of the historic house of worship. I exported the images from my cell phone into Adobe Lightroom, cropped and straightened the image, and then sent it off to Luminar Neo. There, I did a very minor adjustment to the image, tweaking only the Structure AI and Enhance AI sliders to bring out more details in the building. You can take a closer look in 2K HD on my Flickr site by simply clicking on the image above. Once you are on Flickr, click on the image there to zoom in and check out the detailed view of the gardens in front of the building.
I encourage fellow bloggers to create their own Cellpic Sunday posts. I never have a specific topic for this feature, and the only rules are that the photo must be captured with a cell phone, iPad, or another mobile device… If you have an image from a drone or even a dashcam, that’s acceptable as well. The second rule is to link your challenge response to this post or leave a comment here with a link to your post in the comment. Oh, and, you don’t have to post it on a Sunday.
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Wow this is really beautiful. The spires are amazing to see!
It is a beautiful structure!
The end result is a very good photo John. I would never remember what I do to tweak mine or totally transform. I would have to do stop take notes too much😂
I am that way to some degree as well, Brian. It helps that most of my photos start with the same sequence of tweaks, in many cases, it’s done with that unless it needs something special.
I enjoy it when going through photos to post and look and say, that’ll be right just like that 🙂
Wonderful light, beautifully captured.
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It looks good for a structure made of left-over stones! I wonder about that tall building in the background. Does it belong to the church also?
I don’t believe it does, but I have no way of knowing. It’s on the other side the wall from the Temple Square area.
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I’ve always thought LDS architecture looks so gothic and ethereal with all the spires and glittering white stone, John. A beautiful shot here. As we drive through SLC this spring, we want to be sure to see these places. Thanks for hosting Cellpic Sunday, here is mine this week: https://secondwindleisure.com/2023/01/29/sunday-stills-seeking-to-be-enveloped-in-light/
I would have liked to spend a bit more time there, but they had construction going on and some of the areas were out of bounds for visitors.
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Brilliant photo. There is a lot of history in Salt Lake City.
Here is my post for the day. A bit odd for me.
Indeed, there is, Cee!
Beautiful building and the photo is great
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Stunning architecture. It doesn’t look like it’s that old. One day I’ll join your cellpic Sunday
I’ll be looking forward to seeing your takes from your phone!
Wonderful light. You probably started with that, if I read your workflow right.
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Fantastic looking building 😃
It is a beautiful structure, for sure.
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