The most magical time of the year at Temple Square was marked by thousands of visitors, hundreds of free performances, freezing temperatures, and obviously beautiful pictures shared on Instagram. For December, we picked out our favorite ones tagged #TempleSquareLights. Check them out!
We’re so thankful for this one-of-a-kind perspective on the tallest Christmas tree on the square. The dark sky is the perfect background for the bright lights, and the angle makes it look like a giant star! So pretty.
We love when people get creative with their shots and let us in on the way they see the world. The asymmetry and unbalance caught our eye right away, plus the colors and contrast make it even more interesting.
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It’s all in the details. The floating lights in the reflection pool are one of the staple Christmas decorations at Temple Square, but even if you didn’t know that you could guess by the subtle reflection of the Salt Lake Temple. The angle, focus and depth make it a truly strong image.
Awesome shot of one of the oldest buildings on Temple Square! The intricate details of the Assembly Hall are highlighted in a beautiful way, while the angle makes the building even more prominent.
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The best way to frame the Salt Lake Temple in the holiday season is with branches and Christmas lights! This one caught our attention in particular for the colors – the deep blue and sharp green have such a great contrast, and the bright lights mesh well with the temple spires.
It could be part of a movie shot right here at Temple Square, but it’s simply an amazing candid shot on a rainy winter night. The lights in the background create a magical setting and the overall composition is absolutely captivating.
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The lanterns are another favorite decoration at Temple Square! We love the strong colors and the dramatic effect the depth and the lighting create.
Black and white images tend to instill a nostalgic feel, especially in a place as historic as Temple Square. The Christmas lights adorning the Assembly Hall and the grounds make the perfect backdrop for this inspiring shot.
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Wonderful shot full of texture! It’s so pleasing how the snow just rests upon the branches and brighten up the image. The pop of green from the tree and the blurred Salt Lake Temple add a satisfying complexity to the composition.
And our favorite shot of the season has all of our favorite elements of Temple Square – the lights, the impressive Salt Lake Temple, the unique sky and people enjoying the grounds. The colors are breathtaking and it’s the perfect shot to warm us up this winter.
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Just because the lights are off, doesn’t mean that all the excitement is gone at Temple Square! Come visit this inspiring place and keep tagging your Instagram posts with #TempleSquare to share your skills and for a chance to be featured.