I updated my Inspiration Gallery and the art print of the week is one of the new additions. This print is a motivational thought of mine as an overlay on a color photograph. The photograph was taken last spring in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area right outside of Las Vegas. What I like about the picture and why I chose it as a backdrop on one of my inspiration prints was the rock climber barely visible in the picture. When you first look at the picture, you go…cool….red rock…pretty and then you see it. The tiny speck of bright red in the lower right of the picture. It takes a second, but then you realize the red dot is a guy climbing up the face of the rock and he has two buddies at the base below him. It brings the perspective of size into focus real fast.
My wife and I just sold our home in San Diego and have been touring around different markets looking at homes and deciding where we will land. With our adult children up and down the US western seaboard, we are staying in the western part of the US. All of that said, I have been capitalizing on our trips for my photography…last week I got some great shots of the Riverwalk and Alamo in San Antonio and this week we stopped in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area immediately west of Las Vegas. I have to admit, I was blown away. In my prior life in corporate America, I managed a group of folks in Las Vegas and was there on a monthly basis. In all of those years I had only briefly seen some of the Red Rock Canyon. On this trip I said to my wife that I wanted her to see the area and thought it might be a good photo opportunity for me. She has been a great help on all of my photo shoots as she has a good eye and will catch things I miss. So we finish our house hunting business in Las Vegas and head out to Red Rock Canyon. We spent the next several hours driving through the canyon, stopping and hiking with the attached results a sample of the more than 100 shots I took that day. I would appreciate any feedback or thoughts…Thanks!