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Valley of Fire

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 29 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

A vivid twilight wedge forms over Navajo sandstone formations at Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park, the state's oldest park, located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. I was with four other photograhers on our way to Zion in southwestern Utah. This was the first visit to the park for all of us and we just followed the light and played with the desert surroundings. I was fascinated by the various tones and colors of rock the park had to offer. The red colors in the sandstone is a by product of the minerals in the rock, principally iron oxides. I will be posting images from this remarkable trip so please come back for a visit. If you would like to see more of my images, please visit my website at http://www.donsmithphotography.com

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 8/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 52 mm

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