Moonset, Valley of Fire

Moonset, Valley of Fire
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Waning Gibbous moon sets over the Fire Wave formation, in this mid-morning view of the less-frequently photographed side, in Valley of Fire, Nevada. The state park service did not allow visitors access to the northernmost area of the park before sunrise or after sunset when this image was captured, July, 2018. The required drive to the parking area, coupled with the required hike to this formation, meant the possibility of capturing good light i.e. Golden Hour, was negligible. Hence B&W conversion.

EF 28-70mm @ 55mm; f/16 @ 1/60 sec, ISO 100
High Contrast Red filter renders blue sky black in B&W conversion

I like the swirls of rock and the high contrast light with the moon presiding over the scene. Very appealing image !

Thank you for your kind remarks, Ian. This was a case of making lemonade out of lemons.

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