© David A. Ziser
I created this image while hiking through the Valley of Fire a few years ago. This State Park, one of our favorites, is a magnificently beautiful locale just 45 minutes outside Las Vegas. LaDawn and I head there every year because of the shear beauty of this geographic wonder in the middle of the desert and are planning another excursion to this amazingly picturesque location again tomorrow.
This is actually a mid afternoon shot of some spring wildflowers taken from an extremely low perspective. My camera was just inches off the ground giving the vantage point of the flowers reaching to the sky. The wide angle lens accentuated the effect.
The contrasting colors of the wildflowers framed by the red sandstone and against the blue sky makes for a very pleasing composition.
Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 10-22mm lens at 10mm, F14 @ 1/500 second, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David