Thursday, August 26, 2010

Valley Of Fire State Park...

This photograph was taken on our recent vacation at the Valley of Fire state park in Nevada. The park is less than an hour north of Vegas and close to a portion of Lake Meade, it is Nevada's oldest and largest state park dedicated in 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. I really like the red rocks in our travels. Because of the landscape and lack of wildlife most of the photographs I took were landscapes, not something I do often or am very good at. The last time I used my wide angle lens I showed no one the photos because the sides were distorted and I just thought they were terrible. I learned one lesson and removed the filter from the lens before leaving. The bulk of my photos were shot out west with a wide angle lens so I hope as I get to looking at them some came out good.

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Haney said...

Awesome. (someday...someday)

bobshank said...

Great shot, Brad! I love that blue sky behind those beautiful red rocks!

Stephen Chapman... said...

As you take some great photographs, you might be interested in a photo challenge each month on my blog.

It's called "5 on the fifth" - you either take 5 random pictures of something that happens to you on the 5th of September (or the days leading up to it) or perhaps go for my suggested theme. This month, the theme is The Blues.

A link to past months can be found here:

You add a comment on my blog on the 5th with your name, location and link where the pictures can be found.

You can join the 5 on the fifth Facebook page too:

HANNIBAL said...

This is a great shot! I've never been there, but is on my list of places to go! Waiting for more scenes from out west!