Valley of Fire
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Steve Sieren
Registered: Feb 18, 2007
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Just sharing a few images from Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.







1 - The Fire Wave and Gibralter Rock at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

It's a little different from the Fire Wave's normal view. It's a fire egg falling into a fiery hole!







2 - Colorful pastel patterns in sandstone in the Mojave Desert at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

The Swirly Bowl in the Pink Wash.







3 - Valley of Fire and Gold Butte Valley in Nevada.

Shot this later in the morning after the last post. Those that walk through the narrows in Zion probably think where does the Virgin River end, well you're looking at it. This is one of the last places it passes before it mixes into the waters of the Colorado River.

It should be sharper but I used a 2x teleconverter, don't know why I haven't sold the thing. I envy those of you with focal ranges beyond 200mm!







4 - Valley of Fire Icon Silhoette

Started of a morning with a silhouette of Elephant Arch. Silhouettes are always a lot easier to pull off then the conventional shots showing greater dynamic range and the shutter is so faster so you may be able to pull them off hand held. It was way too early in the morning for a handheld shot this time.



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Hey Steve,

#1 and 4 are my favorites, you did well in your captures of one of my favorite places. You got cool shots here.

Jim



Mike K
Registered: Mar 01, 2002
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I like the feeling of movement in #2.
Lovely color in the last shot.
Mike K



Scott Kroeker
Registered: Jan 10, 2008
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Great shots Steve!



nugeny
Registered: Jan 22, 2004
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Steve,
nr 1 is dynamic. Great job
Bob



roguecoolman
Registered: Jul 07, 2005
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Steve,

Great photos! I still have yet to visit VoF. I really like #2. Its an interesting photo and makes you wonder how did the rocks go from pt A to pt B. I reminds me of this game I saw in S.E Asia. Its a wood board with scooped out holes and marbles on each side. I don't know how to play it but this photo reminds me of it .

Jason



ckcarr
Registered: Dec 02, 2006
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Very nice Steve. I like numbers 1, 2, 4 and 3 in that order. Number 2 reminds me of those little pockets where you never know what is in there...



Milan Hutera
Registered: Mar 25, 2006
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I absolutely love the subtle pink tones in #2, by far my favorite from this set.



mwalrod
Registered: Sep 21, 2005
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Nice images, Steve. I like 1 and 2 best.

Mark



nburwell
Registered: Jan 15, 2006
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Very nice series. I especially like #1. Thanks for sharing!

-Nick



jph1
Registered: Jun 02, 2003
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Great shots Steve!



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
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A nice set. I like the very pastel softness of #2, and the silhoutte in #4 does it for me.



Steve Sieren
Registered: Feb 18, 2007
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Jason, it does look like an odd board game where you would roll some marbles in the hole!



Steve Sieren
Registered: Feb 18, 2007
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ckcarr wrote:
Very nice Steve. I like numbers 1, 2, 4 and 3 in that order. Number 2 reminds me of those little pockets where you never know what is in there...


Thanks for the order of preference!



Steve Sieren
Registered: Feb 18, 2007
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Thank you all for commenting, I appreciate it!



Jred
Registered: Dec 14, 2009
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Well done.

Love the colors!

John



Jfarmer
Registered: Nov 04, 2005
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Really nice shots Steve. Love those blue boulders in that dry pool.
Jon



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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all are great and I love the second Steve

Morris



teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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Hi, Steve. Lovely shots. Am I the only one that sees this? does Elephant Rock remind anyone of a photographer looking through the viewfinder of a camera mounted on a heavy duty monopod?

Cheers,
Ed