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Fire Wave Wonder | by Brent McGuirt Photography
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Fire Wave Wonder

Our first evening out west was spectacular! When we flew into Vegas, I saw that the sky was full of wispy clouds, so I knew sunset might be spectacular. After doing some scrambling across slickrock on Rainbow Vista at Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada, we found the "fire wave," as made popular by Isabel Synnatschke. We spent most of the afternoon around there, photographing the awesome patterns and waiting for the good light. Sure enough right as the sun set, the sky lit up the clouds with a beautiful orange hue and the slickrock began to glow around us. It was unbelieveably beautiful, and to this day it's still hard to describe. It was one of the most magical light moments I've experienced! Thanks Lord!


I also got several nice pictures looking the other direction, which I'll share later. If you're in the Las Vegas area, this is definitely a place not to miss!


Valley of Fire Wave

Rainbow Vista

Valley of Fire State Park

Overton Nevada



Taken on Friday, Oct. 29th, 2010

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Taken on October 29, 2010