Photographer's Note

I promised Cricri that I would not post any pictures of “Red Rock” until she returned from her recent travels…..and now that she’s back, here we go! :) Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with too many…I only took a small handful as it were!?

Located on the fringes of Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, a conservation area that showcases a natural display of large red rock formations and a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m).

If you want to step away from the tourist heavy “Strip” of gambling and themed hotels, then make your way here to find another one of the cities most alluring and scenic attractions.

Because of the heat, my friend and I decided to make it an early visit, which meant the sun was coming up from the wrong direction to best photograph this particular area, because it was completely shaded…but I’ll gladly deal with that over the suns beastly fireball. Not too many people were out just yet, but I did manage to spot this guy doing the same as myself…well, he was actually hiking around taking pictures, I was merely standing at the rest station scanning the view.

It was somewhat of a quick snapshot, I didn’t have a lot of time to make manual adjustments for exposure…in fact, I still had a polarizer in place from a previous picture and couldn’t afford to take the time to unscrew it from the lens before he disappeared from this spot.

And there you have it, just a guy out for a walk on the rocks.

Thanks for stopping by.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-25 21:25
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