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First Light At Red Rock

First Light At Red Rock
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-14
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/7.4, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-01-11 19:03
Viewed: 4543
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Red Rock Canyon, a 197,000 acre Bureau Of Land Management Area just 17 miles West of the Las Vegas Strip. This high desert area is part of the Mojave Desert,and sits at the base of the Spring Mountains. The area has a 13 mile scenic drive, and numerous great hiking trails. Along with the regular desert plant and wild life, the area is inhabited bt wild burros that are left over from the early mining days. Most people that go to Las Vegas probably do not even know this beautiful place is here.

I arrived before sunrise to get the first light as it began to color the rock.

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  • Good 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-12 4:38]

Great red colours and shapes of this rock. But why sky is entirely colorless? One point for great rock, 0 for the sky :-)

  • Good 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-12 14:44]

Hi Scott
The scene is nearly surealistic with the colours, beautiful rock formation. This scene required the use of a neutral density filter, to pump some oemph into the sky, it is so in contrast with the rock colours, that I have to concur with Greg.

Fantastic range of colours on that rock formation. Pity about the sky but the foreground makes up for that. Well done.

The red color in this is stunning, I especially like the red stripe across the bottom almost "underlining" the mountain. Very sharp, clear photo, well done.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-21 15:28]

Scott, vivid and nice colors.

A pleasant composition to show us this beautiful landscape.

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-15 3:57]

Hi Scott, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

Day thought:
"The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold." (Unknown author)

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

  • Great 
  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-01-05 10:05]

wonderful rainbow coloures on this rock.

Nice view of this area. See my workshop for a version with the sky painted in blue, to overcome the white color in the original. Possibly you lost the blue in the sky by tweaking for the reds without creating a seconf layer to preserve the blue sky.

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