The Valley of Fire State Park is a MUST to see if you are in the Las Vegas area. It is Nevada's oldest and largest State Park and was dedicated in 1935. Just a short one hour drive to the Northeast from Las Vegas, there is much to see in this little wonder of the desert!
It is difficult to tell in this photo but just beyond the little bush near the center of the photo, there was about a 30 foot drop straight down! Exploring a place like this in the middle of the night definitely has its hazards. One bad step and it would all be over! This was a collab between John and I (My idea that John skilfully made come to fruition using the Programmed Color Phaser (PCP) available at LightPaintingTools.com. I had envisioned a shot where a flowing ribbon of light would mimic the winds blowing through this little out of the way canyon that we found our way into with Marisa guiding the way!
I would really like to publicly thank Marisa for EVERYTHING that she did for us during our stay in the Las Vegas area. She greeted us with a fantastic goodie bag when we arrived in Vegas! She also took us to some great locations and helped out with things quite a bit such as carrying equipment to some difficult locations and throwing out some ideas as well! She was also just as eager to get involved with the light painting we were doing as much as she was content in just watching and learning. She spent several all nighters out with us that week and was also dealing with having to work in her normal job as well. What a trooper she is! Marisa had her Point and Shoot camera stolen from her just a few days before our arrival and she was totally torn up over it. She was looking for a replacement camera during the week that we were there, and actually on the day that I left Vegas to start making my way back home, she found a deal on a Nikon D3100 and grabbed it! This is her first step into DSLR photography and she has definitely caught the Light Painting bug along with it! Please help me in welcoming her to the addiction that we all enjoy so very much! :-) And Expect to see more from her in the near future! :-)
THANKS A MILLION Marisa for making the trip even more worth while! I look forward to shooting with you again someday! :-)
Light Painting - Single Exposure