A new feature of 2018, this is my Photograph of the Day. Today's photograph is from Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, just 40 minutes north of Las Vegas just off I-15.

Colored sandstones of Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

My last morning in Nevada was spent at Valley of Fire to catch a sunrise photograph of Elephant Rock.  Afterwards, I drove over to the Rainbow Vista area to capture some of the awesome colors of the sandstone that make up this area.  You can see some rose-purple sandstone, bedded with some yellow sandstone and of course the stripped red and white sandstones of the bluff.  

I was just amazed that you could actually find such different colors of rock all within the same photograph.  Valley of Fire State Park and Rainbow Vista does not disappoint!

I took this photograph using a Canon 5DSR with my EF 70-200mm f/4L IS with a focal length of 70mm.  I shot the photograph with my camera set at f/16, 1/100 sec shutter speed and my ISO set at 100.  

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I then processed the photograph in Lightroom, brought it into Photoshop to check for dust spots, and then a quick visit to Nik ColorEfx Pro plugin to bring out some of the colors without going overboard (which is so easy to do!). And here is the end result. I hope you enjoy!

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Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but can't decide on my next camera) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times!

Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

Peace,

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