Sunrise, Sandstone and Shadow, Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire sure lived up to its name on this morning!

I was driving along the main road in Valley of Fire State Park at sunrise on Sunday, heading toward the White Domes area when I saw the top of a impressive sandstone wall receiving the first rays of morning light. The orange/red/yellow color was so intense it stopped me in my tracks. The moon was just setting over the top of the wall as well. I decided to forget about my original plan for a sunrise hike across the mesa and see what photos I could make of this wall. This sort-of self-portrait with my tripod was my favorite of the bunch. The colors on this wall were so saturated at sunrise that I had to desaturate them a fair bit just to keep my computer monitor from spontaneously bursting into flame.

Rising sun creates the photographers shadow on a sandstone wall, Valley of Fire State Park

Rising sun creates the photographers shadow on a sandstone wall.
Image ID: 26474
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA

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