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Red Rock Canyon Panorama

Posted by
Bill Brown (California, United States) on 30 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

While in Las Vegas I was able to make one photo side trip to Red Rock Canyon. This image is a six shot panorama merged in Photoshop CS5. This resulted in a 592 MB TIF file which I converted to a compressed JPEG file for posting.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m). The area is visited by over 1 million visitors each year. A one-way loop road, 13 miles (21 km) long, provides vehicle access to many of the features in the area.

Canon EOS 5D 1/100 second F/16.0 ISO 100 100 mm

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Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Nice sweeping panorama !!

30 Oct 2010 5:32am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you Anthony!

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice panoramic presentation of this wonderful place... You have a real feeling of freedom when you look at it... Enjoy your weekend Bill :)

30 Oct 2010 9:33am

@Tamara: Thanks for your comments Tamara! Have a great weekend.

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice panoramic

30 Oct 2010 11:50am

@Marie LC: Thank you Marie!

Steve from Sonoma, United States

A good panorama of a stark and beautiful place.

30 Oct 2010 4:21pm

@Steve: Thank you Steve!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love this shot, Bill. Sorry not commenting lately. Vegas is not my favorite spot, but heading there, myself next week, so I better get ready. Love this shot and the red rocks.

30 Oct 2010 4:41pm

@LauraS: Thanks for your comments Laura! I have no been able to comment as regularly as I would like as of late either. Vegas is a great place for night photography so try to capture a few night shots while there.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Man, one file per CD? What size would that print to?
It's a super panorama.

30 Oct 2010 4:47pm

@Curly: Thanks Curly! I'm going to try to print it later on a 13 x 19 sheet to see how it turns out.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a beautiful piece of work Bill! My eye continually sweeps back and forth trying to enjoy the breathtaking panorama! Well done! ;-)

30 Oct 2010 5:26pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric! This was the first time I had tried one of this magnitude.

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Wow,Bill,que vistas de la roca roja,una gran panorámica.Saludos.

30 Oct 2010 8:54pm

@Manuel Hompanera: ¡Gracias por sus comentarios!

Mici from Toronto, Canada

Sometimes i wish there would be a like button...i like this one, stunning

30 Oct 2010 9:17pm

@Mici: Thank you Mici!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A panoramic extravaganza . . that really is some landscape out there. Excellent presentation.

30 Oct 2010 9:52pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you Ronnie! I have been to Las Vegas many times but this was my first opportunity to visit Red Rock Canyon and it was well worth it.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What a shot! It is beautiful! I can see why it is called Red Rock.

30 Oct 2010 10:30pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you Elaine! The red rocks are truly awesome.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous! Love that panorama.

31 Oct 2010 12:26am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve!

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful color and panorama! What a POV!!!! Very nice!!!

31 Oct 2010 3:48am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you Pam!

San G. from Encino, California, United States

Dear Bill,
what a wonderful way to present a panorama of Red Rock! I wasn't as clever, and just shot it and cropped the image to LOOK like a panorama ... We usually go to Death Valley after Red Rock Canyon ... I forget how close Vegas is (maybe we can include it sometime!). Here's the shot I was talking about:

31 Oct 2010 10:13pm

@San G.: Thanks for your comments San and for sharing your Red Rock Canyon image. I was in Death Valley some years ago and would really like to get back. I have it on my wish list for next year.

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Wow, nice landscape!

1 Nov 2010 10:42am

@Ralph: Thank you Ralph!

Canon EOS 5D
1/100 second
ISO 100
100 mm