Red Stone sunrise at Lake Mead

Red Stone sunrise at Lake Mead
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shema November 14, 2015
megmartens November 20, 2015
Amazing Photo!
charlespfohl November 29, 2015
That's a very beautiful picture thank you for sharing.
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KayBrewer December 02, 2015
Congratulations on Finalist in Amazing Sceneries contest!
Anand791 February 29, 2016
Beautiful Picture
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SteBil30 January 22, 2018
Incredibly gorgeous! The pinkish purple clouds and sun rays on the back hills are stunning.
picturesque January 22, 2018
Thank you we spent the whole night at this location finding a good composition in the dark to catch the sunrise.

Behind The Lens

I took this shot at Red Stone in Lake Mead National Recreational Area on Northshore Drive. It's a very easy accessible place with a paved parking area, restrooms and some trails. Your not limited to the pre made trails you can walk around any where and explore the many sand stone rocks
I got to the location before sunrise and set up in an area that gave me several options to shoot.
I knew there were going to be clouds this particular morning so I wanted to get there early to take the time through out the entire sunrise. I knew this particular area the sunrise causes all kinds of high lights and shadows due to the surrounding mountains and open spaces.
Canon 6d, Canon 16-35L lens and tripod
I really enjoy this area and all the different options it provides for sunrise and sunsets. Mostly for this image I wanted to go here because the clouds were heavy in the area and hoped for something interesting
I shoot in camera raw and did color correction and sharpening in raw and Photoshop
In my camera bag
Canon 6d, Canon 16-35L mm lens, Canon 50mm stm lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Tripod, remote shutter, 4 batteries, (6) 32 gig memory cards and Samsung Tablet since the 6d has wifi to use for remote shooting and viewing images on a bigger screen.
Sunrise and Sunset are typically best for lighting. I tend to go by the motto let the shot come to me and not go to the shot. I try to watch weather to see what clouds are going to be at locations I'm comfortable walking to while it's still dark to catch sunrise and dark after a sunset to safely get back to my vehicle. I've also found that about the time you think the chance for a shot is over don't pack up and leave until the sun is too bright or it's too dark. I've missed a lot of good shots after packed up and walking away.

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