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Old May 15, 2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Red Rock Canyon is a park just outside of Las Vegas, NV.





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Old May 15, 2011, 7:46 PM   #2
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Beautiful country, great photos
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Old May 15, 2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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I went there a couple of years ago (in order to get a break of Vegas) and the Red Rock Canyon was exactly like that. Great shots !
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I'm shocked no one has said nice ass in #3...

I had to look at #1 for a couple of seconds before noticing the road, which changed my perspective on that entire image. Beautiful formations.
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Old May 16, 2011, 1:40 AM   #5
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Steve, these are great! I have been to Vegas several times, and told my wife I wanted to get out and see something besides a casino lol. I guess I will have to experience the countryside vicariously through your pictures..

Did you experience withdrawals from your birds and alligators?
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This is the stuff I miss most about living in Nevada. I wish I'd had a digital camera when I was living there. <sigh> Born too soon.
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Years back we used to do business shows in LV. Every now and then I'd take off to Red Rock Canyon and hike the trails. One ended up at a water tank where I sat and really just turned my mind off from business and enjoyed watching the animals and birds drink their fill and socialize.
Water tanks out there are natural sandstone bowls that collect water, a vital part of nature out there.
Thanks for the memories and great photos.


Oh, and nice Ass....!
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Thanks for looking guys, glad it brought back memories to some of you. I worked out there on a project for a couple of years; really enjoyed my time there.

One of the things about Red Rock Canyon is how the colors change depending on the angle of the sun, weather, etc. I have quite a collection of shots in different conditions. I was visiting there once in winter when a winter system blew in. In the shots, it looks like a haze or fog blowing in, but it was very fine, blowing snowflakes. The air was so dry, they didn't stick, they swirled around and seem to just disappear when they landed.
Here is some shots of the storm moving in:







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Oh, and for those of you you liked the ass shots:



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Those are cute. Storm shots like those, in places you never associate with rain, are unique and very interesting to review. Love the dark skies with the brown grasses and backlit cactus in the foreground.

There are a bunch of wild asses on St. John, US Virgin Islands, descendants of those that worked on the sugar cane plantations during the 18th-19th centuries. I got a shot of my girlfriend standing among several of them like your last shot above and printed it for her with the title "Katherine and her asses".
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