Thursday, March 5, 2009

Red Rock Canyon - Las Vegas, NV

I know... it's been a while since I've blogged... We went on a trip out west and then I brought back a sinus infection that I'm FINALLY getting over. So, in addition to getting ready for all the great weddings we have coming up this spring, that's the majority of what has been going on the past month.

To start, we flew out to Las Vegas for the annual WPPI convention where photographers from all over the world congregate to network and learn about products and different shooting techniques. We always make lots of new friends and get to see old ones that live far away.

On the day we arrived in Vegas, we visited Red Rock Canyon for the first time and were amazed by how gorgeous the landscape is out west. The mountains and desert area is quite beautiful when you don't see it much. Sadly, some of the plants out there had been burned in recent fires so they were quite crispy looking. Here are a few of the images we got as we drove around the scenic loop.

The burnt baby palm trees.

This was just to show you how huge these rocks are. The arrow is pointing to someone riding a horse down there.

The plant life that was still alive was really interesting... nothing like we have out on the east coast.

I made Chris pose in front of the rocks.

I had to wait my turn in line to climb up on this rock to take a picture, then my wallet fell out of my pocket when I climbed up. It luckily fell down into the shallow ravine below and not the really deep one. =)

The mountains made for such great backgrounds in all of the pictures!

The shadowy side of the mountains were speckled with snow!

I was so excited to go out west and take pictures of cacti... this was one of the only ones I actually got a picture of... kinda sad I know.


Maggie said...

It looks gorgeous!!!! Your narrative makes me feel like I am there!!

Armin DeFiesta said...

Way cool =)

Kara said...

Hahaha, I love the baby cactus!!! Great pictures! :-)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun trip. Great images!!

Lucia said...

You got so lucky about your wallet! My fav picture is the tree with the mountains in the background.

Mary Marantz said...

these are so beautiful!!

kristen leigh photography said...

So pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures of your trip. Love the two models sitting on the rocks and the itsy bitsy cactus.

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

so bummed! i can't believe we didn't see you guys in vegas!

Bryan Sheasby said...

Are you using a Tilt/Shift Lens in some of these photos?

Erin Harvey said...

Bryan - Nope, it is just a regular zoom lens focused on a close object so the background looks out of focus.

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