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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.


Gracious hosts and minivan transportation into the wild - NanGabe


IR/G9 photo at sunset.

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







Dusk approached...





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

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





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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