My finale P.O.V. attempt comes from inside the car…don’t worry, I wasn’t the one doing the driving. That would have been quite an adventure though! :)
Bet you can’t guess where this was taken. Well, o.k…there’s a massive hint sitting there in plain view. If you’ve visited before, you might have recognized the mountain range, if not, we’ll just go with what the paper says…Red Rock Canyon. Believe it or not, there’s much more to Las Vegas than the tourist mega-attraction known as The Strip.
Situated on the outskirts of the city, Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. The area spans 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, the land offers enticements of a different nature, including a 13-mile/21km scenic drive, more than 30 miles/48km of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.The unique geologic features, plants and animals of Red Rock represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert.
In my haste to capture a decent layout of the landscape while in motion, I couldn’t quite manipulate the camera fast enough to focus more on the paper than the windshield, so it’s not as sharp as hoped. Sadly, it wasn’t until the scenic loop was almost complete that I realized the opportunity that was sitting in front of me the entire drive!? What can I say, it was early…and I’m really not much of a morning person to be that aware just yet. lol Distinctly coming from the Southwest U.S., welcome to the desert!
Thanks for stopping by.
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emka (73471) 2014-06-01 23:16
Hello Jason, Original shot, funny idea. I make photos from the car or bus quite often and they are sometimes quite OK when I sit next to the driver. I haven't been in Red Rock Canyon but my son made an excursion there from Las Vegas, so I have heard about the place. But I went to Dead Valley. In travel, I am a morning and evening person :).
Have a nice week
jemaflor (80906) 2014-06-01 23:16
Well seen this original view with a good Fg with the blurry landscape in the BG, nice light and colors, interesting photo about this aera.
Royaldevon (26629) 2014-06-02 1:37
I do like the originality of your shot; for those of us who have never been here, we are informed where it is in a very novel way.
I get the feeling, from your notes, that this is a vast expanse of land, with so much to explore and enjoy! Your photograph emphasises this, lots of land and not another car or person in sight! (Or do the locals suspect the skill of your driver!! Ha! Ha!)
Have a great day,
jhm (135396) 2014-06-02 4:43
You has very good sense, ride and pictures take is not the best idea.
But quiet along the road is the best solution.
Composition and presentation, are perfect.
Wonderful panorama view of this landscape, in blurred image
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2014-06-02 4:58
That's a a big a park!! (said in the tones of that's a s spicy meatball). You did choose a unique way to show it, my eyeballs are torn to try and read the magazine about the place, or look out at the nicely blurred view of the mountains themselves. I'm amazed that you got such clear and concise colors with this blurring effect, if I ever do this all the colors seems to wash out. I have to admit, I have on occasion taken photos while driving, but wouldn't do it anymore, I'm well behaved these days :)
Another cool series Jason, it's always great for me to learn from your mini series, and this one on point of view is cool. I am still looking for a shopping trolley I can fit in.
Have a great week.
Sergiom (54801) 2014-06-02 5:00
J'aime beaucoup cette composition très originale. J'aime aussi le choix de la profondeur de champs qui fait paraître les montagnes très loin. Le cadrage est excellent.
ikeharel (52523) 2014-06-02 8:03
Hi Jason, With all due respect for the idea - you could have set the camera to a sport-mode or faster shutter, so the far mountains would be shown in it's grandeur.
Next time around, the idea was not bad at all. Sincerely.
Cricri (101629) 2014-06-02 10:02
Voila qui m'insiste encore plus a ma curiosité de découvrir le désert rouge! j'aime ton idée original, la netteté et le fond des montagnes rocheuses flou, un lieu certain qui va beaucoup m'intéresser, je ne manquerais pas de revenir voir sur celle poster pendant mon absence, ne poste pas trop vite :-)
ourania (26652) 2014-06-03 8:14
this is a very interesting approach both to the famous natural sight and to the travel theme. I like this scene very much because it really conveys movement and because it makes me think it's the opening scene of a film. The sharpness in the foreground is quite good and the guide's front page is highlighted by its graphism and colours. The morning light and the colours are very agreeable and there's also a delightful sense of anticipation. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
serp2000 (38077) 2014-06-04 5:09
If you ask me, I think the nature of Arizona, Utah and Nevada look very similar for me. The same landscapes, the same colors... Anyway I like your idea, creative composition, I saw the corner of my eye your report in FB. Good trip.
Have you got some news about the visa?
All the best wishes,
nikkitta (13354) 2014-06-04 12:59
Good idea to introduce this rouge landscape, always more interesting ( my idea) than a Las Vegas artificial photos
And yes, sitting at the front let you do very good photos, provided you are fully awake
As always a new original POV and the blured BG add some mistery
OK lets go to visit the place (no idea of it )seems by the red color something similar to the north of Argentina
Cheers my friend from the desert
omid266 (3346) 2014-06-04 20:11
Dear my friend,
an interesting shot you made with your camera by the mountains and newspaper on the dashboard,
very nice subject and managed , good idea friend,
very nice , well done and Thanks!
Best times and wishes
delpeoples (52575) 2014-06-05 7:26
hehehe not a morning person, I hear ya loud and clear. What an inventive POV and I like the effect the moving car has. I was getting a bit dizzy with the fact that you seemed to be on the drivers' side of the vehicle, but then remembered that your steering wheels are on the wrong (the left) side of the car :)
Anyway, a beautifully saturated, well composed and artistic shot
mcmtanyel (10639) 2014-06-08 19:15
And the paper tells you how to see Red Rock by car, it looks like you followed instructions well so far, the car is still on the road! In one of our visits to LV, we did Red Rock Canyon, I should dig out my slides from there.
This is an interesting take, the blurry background provides an impressionistic explanation to what's written on paper. I like your approach.
macjake (52394) 2014-06-20 11:17
yup...i recognized this spot right away, been here a couple times myself - and its so close to Vegas yet so many people don't know about it.
Just don't go mid-day unless you have lots of water and lots of sunscreen! Doesn't matter how many times you say that to yourself, why do we often still end up going to these places at 1pm lol
another thought comes to mind...have you ever been to Death Valley in California..its only about 2.5 hours from Vegas...never been there yet but I want to.
lots of thoughts with this shot, book me a flight!!
see ya bud