The Fire Wave–Valley of Fire State Park

16 03 2015

Valley of Fire State Park is about 45 minutes drive north of Las Vegas. IMO, it’s the more interesting of the two :) Tucked away ,about a 30 minute walk from a parking lot, is "The Fire Wave" It’s not "THE WAVE", but it’s a little wave of colour that beckons to photographers.. "COME – shoot me!"

We hurried in to the location to beat the impending sunset and potential downpour, only to get a few shots in PRE downpour and then some really fun shots of a temporary waterfall and water flowing through the Fire Wave. What a crazy outing.

1. The Gathering storm.
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Valley of Fire – The FireWave
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Flowing Colours
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Valley of Fire – The FireWave
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Flash "creek" running through the FireWave
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Valley of Fire – The FireWave
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Waterfall from the FireWave
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Valley of Fire – The FireWave
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Brilliant colours as the sun sets.
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Valley of Fire – The FireWave
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

More photos available in the Flickr Set:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157650920767417

Comments and Critiques are always welcome.





US Southwest–National Parks and Monuments

6 03 2015

Still have about 1000 pics to filter through, but I thought I’d share some quick highlights…

Bryce Canyon
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Bryce Canyon National Park
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Zion Sunrise
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Zion National Park
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
Antelope – not enough ways to say "Wow!"
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Lower Antelope Canyon
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Horesehoe Bend by starlight
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Horseshoe Bend with Stars
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

White Pocket
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White Pocket
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Coyote Buttes South
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Coyote Buttes South
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

No Grand Canyon pics due to serious SNOW… All whiteout :(

The "Canyons Sampler" is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157648783150083

Each stop will have its own album that I’ll post later though. Thank you all for the advice. If anyone wants any more details of the trip (the what and the where etc) just let me know!

Cheers!





Red Rock Canyon, NV – 2011

13 02 2015

Just outside of Las Vegas (probably where the mob buried their problems) There is Red Rock Canyon.  We didn’t get out an hike, just had time for a drive around the loop and the sunset.  It turned out to be a pretty little place….  I can’t believe that it’s been 4 years since we’ve been and that long since I took the pictures – Finally got around to editing them!  FINALLY!  Figured I had to do it before my trip to Bryce/Zion/Antelope at the end of this month Winking smile

1. Canyon and cacti

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Can you find the climber? Bigger rocks than you think!

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Arch in the making

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Sunset

Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Stripes

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Canyon walls at Sunset

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The whole set can be found at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157650347018248

Comments and feedback always welcomed!





Paris vs. “Paris”

3 05 2011

It struck me that I can now compare and contrast Paris vs “Paris”

The REAL thing:

Paris France EiffelTower Eiffel

Then the Vegas version:

City of Lights

I think I prefer the real thing :)  Vive La France!





10 Days in Vegas

1 05 2011

I just got back from spending 10 days in Vegas.  I was going to blog about my daily activities, shopping, show watching and gambling, I decided to go with “What Happens in Vegas STAYS in Vegas” 🙂

We DID do a few trips out of town… Here are a couple of shots from Valley of Fire State Park.

The sky was soo clear and the polarizer really helped the rocks and sky POP!

Rainbow by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The link takes you to the pano that’s 2K wide. What an AMAZING view!

Panorama of the Valley of Fire by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

There are still hundreds more… those will come soon, but I’m SOOO far behind 😦

OK – I lied… Not EVERYTHING that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…

WHAT WAS THIS GUY THINKING???  Yikes:
Las Vegas-20110428-00021








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