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Fire Wave

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

We came upon this striped sandstone creation, known as the Fire Wave, after a short walking distance east from the end of Rainbow Vista Scenic Drive. The striated formation had to be one of the most popular attractions in Valley of Fire State Park as photographers lined up from all vantage points to take photos.

Photo captured June 20, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great angle for this shot - and the trail from the plane is extremely well-placed!

14 Oct 2011 5:12am

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous shot with amazing colors !

14 Oct 2011 6:53am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

amazing lines and waves in this gorgeous landscape.
marvellous colors!

14 Oct 2011 7:11am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is just fantastic, and fascinating in equal measure!

14 Oct 2011 7:19am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Stunning landscape with these awesome colored curves! Very impressive shot!

14 Oct 2011 7:23am

nafisa from bangalore, India


14 Oct 2011 7:37am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Amazing lines and curves.. beautiful

14 Oct 2011 7:39am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Amazing and very impressive these lines.

14 Oct 2011 9:07am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist einfach nur gut.

14 Oct 2011 10:32am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Wonderful shot!

14 Oct 2011 10:44am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - this really is sensational! You got yourself a great vantage point - for a superb result.

14 Oct 2011 11:25am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Beautiful lines and marvelous colours in this amazingly beautiful landscape. Beautifuly captured and presented.

14 Oct 2011 11:41am

Florence from Paris, France

Wow. I've never such a landscpae in my life. Like a cake. A very elegant and graphic cake indeed. :-))) Chocolate and vanilla. Yummy.

14 Oct 2011 12:13pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fantastic pov and lines

14 Oct 2011 12:15pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Une image magnifique !!!

14 Oct 2011 12:20pm

Patricia from Belgium

Wow amazing, love it

14 Oct 2011 1:01pm

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

The different layers of stone create a beautiful graphism of colours.
Well framed, a kind of dynamism is popping out the photo.

14 Oct 2011 1:16pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Here we are again , in full Steven's rainbow ;)
Impeccable !

14 Oct 2011 1:28pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An ideal angle for this spectacular formation. Again, I am filled with awe for how amazing our planet is.

14 Oct 2011 3:21pm

@Rick: I actually felt like I was on another planet when walking through this park.

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

... it makes me want to go back and visit this place again.

14 Oct 2011 3:51pm

Marc from Chardonne, Switzerland

I've never seen this rock ! It's amazing !

14 Oct 2011 4:07pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is so freakin' awesome, Steven...this needs to be SPOTLIGHT!! Just magnificent...Great job Steven!

14 Oct 2011 5:10pm

Sido from Seville, Spain

Nature is great and the image quite stunning.

14 Oct 2011 5:19pm

Albert from Unalaska, United States


14 Oct 2011 5:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so vibrant

14 Oct 2011 8:52pm

franz from Baden, Austria

looks almost unreal! this is an open air geology class, steven! and i guess you were lucky to avoid the crowds for this shot ...

14 Oct 2011 8:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazing! The trip to that park was worth it to get this shot alone. I love this!!

14 Oct 2011 9:34pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Fantastic lines and textures!

14 Oct 2011 10:19pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, this is absolutely stunning Steven! Best shot of the day IMO - superb!

14 Oct 2011 11:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful! A fantastic image. 5*s!

15 Oct 2011 1:36am

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Wow, I have never seen such a thing! Very beautiful! The lines are spectacular!

15 Oct 2011 2:16am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome! God's paintbrush, unleashed.

15 Oct 2011 2:24am

Kala from United States

This is truly a stunning example of nature's beauty. I love this!

15 Oct 2011 7:29am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent, absolutely magnificent !

15 Oct 2011 9:07am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Awesome! You always find the right spots for these shots!

15 Oct 2011 9:51am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Nature is great ! absolutely magnificent !

15 Oct 2011 11:21am

JCJ from Troyes, France

c'est splendide!!!

15 Oct 2011 2:00pm

marci from in, Morocco


15 Oct 2011 4:29pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

the natural beauty of the stripped stones against the blue sky is awesome.

your skill in photography and choosing the right angle is amazing

15 Oct 2011 4:44pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very extraordinary texture you have captured. A very interesting rock structure.

15 Oct 2011 11:35pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Dramatic framing. Deep colors. Stunning scene. Beautifully done!

16 Oct 2011 4:23am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je suis impressionnée par les lignes rouges. Félicitations!

16 Oct 2011 7:42am

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

lovely colors nice shot

16 Oct 2011 6:26pm

Truels from Denmark

What a fabulous place - and image. The colors are fine - and I like the plane flying over this special landscape.

19 Oct 2011 4:08pm

Crash Ryan from Weehawken, NJ, United States

wow!! very cool rock!

31 Oct 2011 2:48am