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Valley of Fire - The Fire Wave

 
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Mar 16, 2015 11:39 |  #1

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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2. Flowing Colours
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3. Flash "creek" running through the FireWave
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4. Waterfall from the FireWave
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5. Brilliant colours as the sun sets.

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Mar 16, 2015 22:40 |  #2

Very nice series. V of F is on my list of places to see.


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Mar 17, 2015 02:07 |  #3

One more - a re-edit of one of the originals...

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Mar 17, 2015 06:20 |  #4

I love this area, been there many times. A really target rich environment.


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Mar 17, 2015 10:26 |  #5

yendikeno wrote in post #17478331 (external link)
Very nice series. V of F is on my list of places to see.

Better attraction that Las Vegas, IMO ;)

saea501 wrote in post #17478662 (external link)
I love this area, been there many times. A really target rich environment.

When I visited VoF the first time, I was going to spend a couple of hours visiting. EIGHT hours later, my wife and I finished shooting :D

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Mar 17, 2015 12:31 |  #6

DragonSpeed wrote in post #17478960 (external link)
Better attraction that Las Vegas, IMO ;)

I'm with you there. Valley of Fire is MUCH better than Las Vegas!

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Mar 17, 2015 15:13 |  #7

Orogeny wrote in post #17479098 (external link)
I'm with you there. Valley of Fire is MUCH better than Las Vegas!

Tim

And WAY less expensive :rolleyes:




  
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Mar 17, 2015 15:16 |  #8

Cool shots. You know, I've lived in Vegas for 20 years, have been through VoF a few times, but have never seen the Fire Wave. Hoping to shoot it in the next few weeks.


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Mar 18, 2015 00:57 |  #9

Nice series.


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Mar 19, 2015 07:57 |  #10

nice shots. I've been there three times, and I can't seem to even get clouds... ;-)a


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Mar 19, 2015 10:52 |  #11

LV Moose wrote in post #17479305 (external link)
Cool shots. You know, I've lived in Vegas for 20 years, have been through VoF a few times, but have never seen the Fire Wave. Hoping to shoot it in the next few weeks.

It's pretty cool - I've got to say, though, the rest of the park has some very cool structures in and of themselves.

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Nice series.

Thank you!

paul3221 wrote in post #17481859 (external link)
nice shots. I've been there three times, and I can't seem to even get clouds... ;-)a

I would have happily traded you some of OURS ;)




  
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Mar 21, 2015 19:20 |  #12

Beautiful shots, was there many years ago pre digital cameras :rolleyes:




  
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Mar 22, 2015 17:38 |  #13

the jimmy wrote in post #17485779 (external link)
Beautiful shots, was there many years ago pre digital cameras :rolleyes:

That's my problem with Yellowstone... Really need to get back there now that I can shoot my heart out!




  
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Mar 23, 2015 10:53 |  #14

What a great series. My wife and had a similar experience, went out there around noon thinking we would only be there a little while! Several hours later we had to get back to sin city. Only had our early digital point and shoots, but still got some decent shots. Would love to get back there again, especially in the spring before it gets too hot. Sunrise (sunset?) park near Vegas was also a nice surprise. Love the water flowing, what a great catch!


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Mar 24, 2015 10:21 |  #15

MarkoPolo wrote in post #17488134 (external link)
What a great series. My wife and had a similar experience, went out there around noon thinking we would only be there a little while! Several hours later we had to get back to sin city. Only had our early digital point and shoots, but still got some decent shots. Would love to get back there again, especially in the spring before it gets too hot. Sunrise (sunset?) park near Vegas was also a nice surprise. Love the water flowing, what a great catch!

Thanks Mark!

I don't know of a sunrise/sunset park near Vegas, I'll have to Google it, but there's also Red Rock Canyon about 20 minutes WEST which is quite cool:

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