Sometimes it’s hard to find just the right words to describe a landscape so when a friend of mine described a place as a “melting strawberry sundae” I knew I had to see it for myself.
It was in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Ray and I planned on doing a two hour evening hike (after a day of hiking) and our friends decided to stay a little closer to the parking lot and explore nearby. We all agreed to meet back at the car after sunset.
The shots I made that evening were disappointing due to a number of factors, not the least of which was some unfriendly photographers who rudely left their bags and tripods all over the place so as not to share the spot. (But that’s okay, I had no problem returning another time when the light was better anyway, so there.)
What I did get out of that evening was two locations to return to: one was the place I just visited and the other was the melting strawberry sundae.
Never have I been to a place with colours like these. I spent hours here photographing the textures, lines, colours and patterns in the rock. Here are a few of my favourites.
I can’t wait to return here on our next trip down south to do some more exploring in the Valley of Fire and the rest of Nevada.
On another note, my eCourse “The Compelling Photograph” starts in two days and I’m so excited about it! Unfortunately there’s no more room! I was very surprised that it sold out in nine days. But, if you want to be the first to be informed when registration opens for the next course, you can hop on the waiting list here. Just look for the box with the red dashes around it and enter your email address there.