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    Posted: 20 November 2018 at 10:55
Hi everyone,

Following on from the first post I can now share a very specific part of the Valley of Fire State Park that was the main reason we chose to visit there on the way to Zion - The Fire Wave Trail. I suspect most of you have heard of 'The Wave' in Coyote Butte and the difficulty in obtaining day permits to access that wonderful area: this is a much more accessible and equally awe inspiring feature that we just had to go and find for ourselves. I hope the following does it justice:

1. Early Signs



2. Half Wave



3. Leading Lines



4. A Swirling Landscape



5. Mounds and Lines



6. Details in Light and Shade



7. Fire Wave



8. Follow The Lines



9. Weathered



10. That Outcrop



Again, harsh light didn't help in doing it real justice (just have to go back again ) but it is a truly wonderous location and so relatively accessible (for now...).

Thanks for looking and comments, as always, very welcome.

Best regards, Neil.
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Amazing images Neil. TFS

One can only guess at the scale as there is little in the picture to reference. I assume it is huge

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Wow, the first set has just been the appetizer! This one is really outstanding!

My favorites ars #4 and, of course, #7 - which is the absolute highlight of the set. There might exist better lighting conditions - at another time of the day (or the year!) - but you pulled these off excellently!

And #10 is a great comment on the first thread - a marvelous shot!

Thanks for sharing these images, Neil! Great photography!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 November 2018 at 11:32
Brian - thanks for the comments and here's one 'for scale':

11. Lucky Hikers



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That's what I'm talking about! Thanks Neil. So it isn't huge, its huger than huge
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Stunning images Neil. Looking forward to more installments!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 November 2018 at 23:44
Neil; Wow, what beautiful photos! Stunning photos beautiful places. to be honest I've never seen photos of this place, I've vaguely heard of the Valley of Fire because it is near Las Vegas and it stuck because of the Dramatic Name, but living in the desert it just kept me from going anywhere near. The saying is "you can fry an egg on Las Vegas streets in August". Thats close enough for me

But anyway beautiful, unbelievable photos. Hard to believe Nature can make those. Can I say they are all my favorites? I can't pick one over the others, being a desert person, I really appreciate and love them and what you did to get them. The rich true colors of the places you captured to perfection.
TFS______eagerly awaiting more
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Neil,
Both these and your previous instalment show off this harsh and challenging natural landscape most vividly.
I'm assuming you've used a CPL to get those deep colours in the sky?
Most useful to see the scale via your last image. Somehow I mis-read it as being much vaster without those people to provide context.
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I know exactly how it feels Neil. We arrived at Valley of Fire when it was almost 100 and decided to pass it by. We felt we had already seen enough sandstone to have this luxury. Yes, harsh light but I feel you made the best of it. Very striking scenes. There will be plenty more I think!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2018 at 09:19
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

I know exactly how it feels Neil. We arrived at Valley of Fire when it was almost 100 and decided to pass it by. We felt we had already seen enough sandstone to have this luxury. Yes, harsh light but I feel you made the best of it. Very striking scenes. There will be plenty more I think!


Hi Paul - we can 'trump' that (excuse the phrase) - it was 108 when we were there Hot, yes; Hiked? Well, it was 'only' a mile to the Fire Wave so, clearly, yes with lots of water on board. Worth it? Definitely!

Joe - the comment about the CPL is correct. I know its use can polarize views (groan...) but without it the colours and stratigraphy of these locations just get absorbed into a single tone in many cases so yes; an absolute. This might become more apparent with subsequent posts coming up in the future (I'm working on Bryce Canyon at the moment ).

Thanks again for the comments and best regards,

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stuggie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2018 at 23:15
Super images Neil.

#4 & #7 are my favourites, also very much liking that outcrop in this version.
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