Location: Valley of Fire State Park - Moapa Valley, NV
In one door and out the other.
These 'cabins' (above) were built for travelers in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a public work relief program made in response to the Great Depression under Franklin D Roosevelt as part of the New Deal.
Here we are at Valley of Fire (VOF) State Park in Moapa Valley, NV. It's blue hour (above) and I'm thinking of where to light-paint for the night.
I took this photo (above) during a Supermoon, just as the park rangers stopped by and told us to leave this section of the park because it closes at sunset.. I hate it when parks close at sunset.
During the day, you can walk through some of the hiking paths inside the park and see many signs of pre-history chiseled into the rock like these petroglyphs above.
I'm not sure what this one means (above) but here's my interpretation - the toast-people are allies.
You'll see some unusual rock formations throughout the park, everything is made of sandstone and can be easily eroded with wind, water, and other forces of nature.
This results in psychedelic swirling colors of red, yellow, orange, black, pink, and white rock. The circular stones (above) were about the size of walnuts, you could see they've been formed over a very long time.
This looked like a fitting circle for a vanity shot of my Night-Writer. Those colors rock (*ba-dum-tss).
Light-skeletons 'In the House' - 243 second exposure / F 7.1 / ISO 160
Under a bright full moon I used the darkest shadows in and around the house to create some color contrasts with my skeletons in the Cabins.
'Capturing a Light-Fossil' - 547 second exposure / F9 / ISO 160
This is at a spot called 'The Beehives', it's toward an entrance of the park and was being well lit by the Supermoon above. Climbing around on those rocks was fun.
'Bee Yourself' - 547 second exposure / F8 / ISO 160
Of course I couldn't resist putting a Bee on guard of one of the hive-looking rock formations. Interestingly, the exposure time is exactly the same as the previous image.