When my first attempt at photographing Fire Wave didn’t work out because there were photographers everywhere, I decided to move on and I made a new discovery in a place where no other photographers were to be found.
And it was only 20 steps away.
Around the corner, the wave continued along the side of a cliff and led up to the massive Duck Rock which you can see in the background.
It doesn’t look particularly massive in this photo, but bear in mind I made this image with a focal length of 24mm.
On the walk back to the parking lot I made another image of Duck Rock, this one with my wide angle lens at 10mm.
These two images of Duck Rock are very different but the thing they have in common is the leading lines that guide the viewer’s eye from the foreground all the way up to the rock.
Interesting trivia: The Valley of Fire is the place where Captain Kirk fell to his death!