Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
I had an awesome hike this afternoon at Red Rock Canyon. It’s located about a thirty minute drive west of Las Vegas and is an oasis for someone like me who finds Vegas to be as close to hell as you can get. The smoke, the crowds, the drunks… no thanks. But there’s a photography conference I periodically attend that is held in Vegas. So I drive out, getting my nature fix along the way, steeling myself for my least favorite city in the States.
I started out hiking in the sun, then a little rain followed by sleet, then hail and finally some snow. Then the light got just about perfect. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase in photography that, “It’s all about the light.” Not always. Given a choice between a poignant moment and the best light, I’ll take the emotion every time. But for nature photos, it is indeed “all about the light.”
I almost always have the Sony RX100III in my pocket when I go hiking. I shoot most of my work with the Fuji X-T1 and the Fuji X100T but it’s hard to beat the portability of the Rx100III when I’m hiking. For my upcoming trip to Cuba, I’ll probably take the Sony and the Fuji X100S.
Red Rock Canyon is an awesome place for travel photography.