Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas NV

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Comments (3)

Pixelbug on March 12, 2008

Thanks This is a shot at the Red Rock Canyon Conservancy, outside Las Vegas Nevada, a one-way 13 mile scenic drive, the color of the rock formation is due to the high iron oxide content. Thanks for your interest..

Matteo Pagliaro on July 31, 2008

Wow... a really stunning pic! The description is very interesting, but you missed to write that the "red" colour is also caused by the absence of remarkable rain events. Otherwise, if you were in a rainy country, for example, you'd see dark brown or black rocks, as many we have in the Alps.

Greetings from Italy, Matteo.

Pixelbug on July 31, 2008

True, Matteo , not much rain here, it is the "High Desert", no idea what it looks like in the rain. Do have some summer squals, floods, but haven't seen it yet.

Thanks for your comment

Greets from LA

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 15, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Pixelbug
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2003/02/07 09:12:20
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 9.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash