Nevada’s Valley of Fire

We visited Las Vegas, Nevada, to do a night shoot at the The Neon Museum, which we will address in a later post. Since we quickly tired of losing at the slot machines, we booked a Pink Jeep Tour of the nearby Valley of Fire State Park  in the Mohave Desert.  While there was quite a lot of “look over there —  that’s fantastic but we’re not allowed to stop,” we still managed to get some good photos. We will post two here and may write a longer post in the future.

The first photograph shows a few of the many 2000 year-old petroglyphs carved into the red Aztec sandstone that gives the park its name.

The second photo shows one of the most famous rock formation in the park, the Balancing Rock. It is so famous that no one is allowed to stop to see it.  We had a slow “drive by” and had to take this photograph from a moving vehicle.

 

These photos were taken on October 26, 2017. Specs are:

First photo: Canon SL1, ISO 400, f/8, 1/400 sec, 50mm, with a polarizing filter.

Second photo: Canon SL1, ISO 100, f/8, 1/50 sec, 135mm, from a moving vehicle, with a polarizing filter.