In connection with a recent business trip, I was able to take a bit of time to photograph two amazing locations: Grand Canyon National Park and Valley of Fire State Park. The former is, of course, one of the true wonders of the World, while the latter is a huge (~42,000 acres) Nevada State Park located about 50 miles North of Las Vegas. Both provide spectacular opportunities for photography.
Winter is a wonderful time to photograph in the Southwest. The sun and moon are bright, but the air is clear, with few clouds. The temperatures in the daytime are comfortable, but evenings can be downright cold. Speaking of the moon, I happened to be at the Grand Canyon during a full moon that allowed me to do some long exposure shots. You can view the three galleries: Grand Canyon by Night, Daylight Grand Canyon, and Valley of Fire. I hope you enjoy this images. If you do, please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks.