Fire Canyon Arch was one of my new finds during my last visit to the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. It looks more like an eye than an arch! At the time I was renting the Sony 10-18 wide angle lens to check it out and see if I liked it. Renting lenses is a great way to go before you invest. I did like it, and now it goes with me everywhere. … [Read more...] about Fire Canyon Arch Nevada
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When exploring in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, I discovered this really neat rock formation. I really liked all the rings and layers of rock, and the peak that comes up from the lower rock and touches the top of the arch, like it was molded on a pottery wheel. It's a very unusual formation. Please click the photo to view a larger version. The sun was just … [Read more...] about Can Using a Tripod Inhibit Your Creativity?
While I was roaming around the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, trying to get a new perspective on Fire Wave, I ran across this rather large lizard! I had no idea what it was when I photographed her, but she's a Chuckwalla! I've never heard of a Chuckwalla before. It turns out they are a stocky wide-bodied lizard with a flattened midsection and prominent belly about … [Read more...] about Chuckwalla
Well, the snowbird season is just about over. I'm sitting in our campsite in Port Angeles, Washington, where we will spend a day before hopping on the ferry to head back across the line to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where we will spend the summer. It's been an amazing winter with 80 degree days almost every day and I have about a gazillion more photos to share! … [Read more...] about More from Fire Wave
One of the main attractions at the Valley of Fire State Park, in Nevada, is Fire Wave. It used to be hard to find, but now there is a trail with signage to help you get there. You have to walk through the rocks from marker to marker that eventually lead you to the most fascinating rock formation. After photographing here pretty extensively last year, I challenged myself to … [Read more...] about Another Look at Fire Wave