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Best of friends, best of times in the Valley of Fire - part 1

Matt Hill

There is nothing like having your creative passions fueled by other similarly-minded people. And I mean friends who are simply awesome. In this case, I was planning a desert night shoot with my buddy Zoo (yes, Zoo) then Gabe told me that he and Nancy were planning a night shoot at the Valley of Fire - a destination I definitely wanted to hit. Done. So we hopped in the minivan yesterday around noon, picked up Sylvester on the opposite corner and headed north! After stopping for a mad shopping dash so that Zoo coudl cook insanely-delicious food that evening, we zoomed into the park right at sunset. We had called ahead to make sure there was camping available - it was imperative that our bellies be happy in addition to our eyes.

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Gracious hosts and minivan transportation into the wild - NanGabe

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IR/G9 photo at sunset.

We drove around, getting used to the sights, chasing light and hoping to meet up with the Zisers. Success!

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Dusk approached...

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She-nanigans

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More She-nanigans. Photographers are insanely funny. Seriously. We are.

And then we drove on to chase the dusk...

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These were some of the most delicate dusk shots I've ever recorded. The colors are subtle and amazing.

And then it was night and we wanted to hit a campsite so Zoo could cook an INSANELY delicious meal via the headlights of the minivan.

... to be continued.

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