Valley of Fire: Otherworldly landscape

Outrageous. Awesome. Majestic. Incredible. I could plug every superlative here, but until you get there, you will never truly get the real effect of the place. I love, love, love it!

My first visit here was early in the morning where we took in a short trail. This time around we went in the afternoon where it was a bit overcast. We mostly drove around, stopped and walked a bit. For the most part, we were there to photograph the place. We have better camera this time as compared to five years ago, so we were keen on doing just that - photography.

As much as I enjoy the lush greens and tall trees of California, these red rocks and sandstone formation are ethereal and unbelievable.

Let me shut up and just let the pictures do the talking. Be warned this is a picture heavy post :)

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We saw a few cars and couple of people walking but for the most part we were all alone in the park. Even when we stopped at the visitor center there was only three other cars there at that time. Must be the lateness of the hour.

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The sky however could not compete with the beautiful sandstone formations today.

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  1. WOW! Otherwordly it is. Fabulous shots!

  2. This is a marvelous series for sheer fabulous pictures of the red rocks and red terrain. It is so picturesque. You did an excellent job of capturing the place.

  3. This is on my list to visit :). Really beautiful scenery and photos.

  4. One of my favorite places but I haven't been there in several years, thanks for the memories of such an awesome place!! Fantastic captures!!

  5. A beautiful serie, lovely sky!

  6. Magical land formations and gorgeous photography for SWF ~ I remember it well! Beautiful vistas!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  7. The Valley of Fire is one of many magical places in the Desert Southwest. Glad you enjoyed it!

    SWF: Clearing the Flyway

  8. These shots are fantastic. I'd love to visit there.

  9. The sandstone formations are so amazing! Quite a variety of colors in the stone as well. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

  10. OMG! and you described it very well. I am trying to visualize the whole eye angle's natural view, and no superlative can really describe it. Thanks for your posts as i won't be able to see that perhaps, in this lifetime.

  11. The gray sky makes a nice soft backdrop to these brilliant colors and formations. Valley of Fire is so on my list. Nice shots.

  12. Wow - it really is magnificent!

  13. Wonderful - I also love the red rock formations we get here in Colorado.

  14. Whoa! amazing formations. I wish to be there to see for real.

  15. Nice looking rocks,must have took thousand of years to get those shape.

  16. Wow, such a spectacular landscape. The rock formations and the colors are just stunning, and your shots are fanstastic! I like your shots with people bec they really gave a sense of the vastness of this place.

  17. Stunning imagery! Thanks for the visual tour. :)

  18. Wow! What a landscape! Fantastic photo series!

  19. Great photos. I have loved the Southwest every time I've visited it.

  20. The colours, contrasts and textures are beautiful to see.

  21. WOW, amazing valley and my first time to see this, I would love to visit this place if we visit Nevada. Great shots

  22. ditto to that.
    This time, I'm leaning more on the rock formations than the sky.
    It was, like you said, every adjective word you could think of describing and more....


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