The Big View

In this image I am rolling north on Charleston Boulevard with the Lamadre’ Range dead ahead. It’s much larger than the photo renders it unfortunately.

On The Trail

These photos are about two years old and were taken near the pass over the Spring Mountains via SR-160. I was also flying the DJI drone that day in this area which is southwest of Las Vegas several miles. I sold the drone in 2019.

Ariel and Ground Photos

Digging deep into my archives yesterday, I found these two photos. The top photo is via the DJI Drone I had, it’s high above Lovell Canyon looking south. The bottom photo was taken on a hike heading for the base of the Red Rock Escarpment a couple or so years ago. The little mountain is not a part of the escarpment.

At Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

I visited this local state park about two years ago and really enjoyed the walks both inside the old homestead house and around the trails. If your in the area, do stop by. There is of course a fee for entry as it’s a state park. In photo one you can easily see the pixels coming apart due to my now heavily reducing the file sizes. Sorry about this, friends and thank you, WordPress.

West View

In this photo you are looking west toward the Spring Mountains and the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. It’s easy to tell your direction by the Stratosphere Tower being on the right side of the photo. The mountains also make great directional markers as they never move of course.

On A Pharmacy Run

Today I had to venture out and south to my pharmacy for for some drugs that keep me going. I saw the ambulance first, got that shot then crossing the street into the big parking lot I snapped the other two. It’s a really beautiful day today. And I wonder why anyone would create such an evil thing.

Big Desert Critters

Here are two older images (they are all old since I’m not shooting new photos) taken near Red Rock Canyon two or more years ago. They roam in packs but this guy or gal apparently wants some solitude. These donkeys are completely wild but will take food from humans which is not only an incredibly ignorant thing to do, but is also very illegal. Should the authorities catch you feeding them or the wild horses, you’ve just earned a five hundred dollar fine. As you should!

The Valley Floor

If you look to the left side of this photo about two thirds the way down you can barely see Las Vegas Valley which from this location is several miles to the east. I’m inside the twelve mile loop scenic drive which is run by the BLM and is a US Fee area. It sucks that we have to pay to enter, haven’t we already paid for entrance via our state, local and federal taxes?

Canyon View

This view is very close to the actual Red Rock Canyon which is a seriously deep gash in the earth. The rocks have such nice red colors though.

The Five Mile Curve

This curve is at mile five as you can see of the twelve mile scenic drive that takes you to Red Rock Canyon proper. There are two parking areas with easy foot access to the canyon which can’t be seen unless you are driving alongside it or flying over it.

It’s basically a major gash or cut in the Earth’s surface. So impressive! The rest of the drive offers some wonderful scenic views looking south and east as well as looking upward toward the mountain peaks.

Just take Charleston Boulevard west out of Las Vegas, you will eventually come to the fee station for entry. There is also a building that has the usual tourist stuff for sale, restrooms and some kind of food too.

Boulder City, Nevada

These photos are from about two years ago on one of my visits to beautiful Hoover Dam. No dam photos but I crossed the big bridge in Arizona and turned around. Digging deep into my archives, I meant to get back out there for more photos but not now. Photos via Nikon D3300.

Another Street View

This photo was taken on a different street in my neighborhood but still looking west. Those clouds are looking more and more ominous this afternoon! Yet no rain? I can always hear the rain beginning via my skylight over the dining room… Wait, I hear raindrops now! 😂🌴

A Quick Trip

I made a very quick trip the the Seven Eleven this morning, grabbed these admittedly redundant photos along my path. The streets weren’t completely deserted but certainly had much less traffic. The dark clouds are beautiful aren’t they? I hope you are safe and well!

People Are Out and About

Las Vegas is a city of about two million people, many of them are still out and about doing their daily things. My drug store and pharmacy now has signs taped to the floor with blue tape forming a line with a six foot spacing. Why six foot? Overall things seem very much normal around my area of the city which I’m grateful for but let’s keep things in perspective, be safe.

Today is sunny with 82 degrees. 🌴🌞😎

In The Desert

“In the desert you can remember your name ’cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain”

I love this old song by America, good memories – good years. This set of photos are all rather old and taken both around the city and also in the Valley of Fire State Park as well as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I am digging very deep into my archives to pull out photos like this! I can see the difference between the Nikon D3300 and the Nikon Z6 bodies, the image clarity is very much cleaner, sharper these days. I hope you are well and safe!

People Out and About

It’s both nice to see people at the park and not. Should people be doing this? Are they not taking this dangerous situation seriously? I shouldn’t be be out either.

That’s a bit of snow atop 6500+ foot Gass Peak far away.

The World is Still Beautiful…

Today I set out for a few items which I did find, then headed back home for more self-imposed isolation. It was wonderful to get the heck out of the house for a change of scenery! As you can see there are many folks out and about today, in the next set I drove through the park and was amazed at how many folks were out and about today. The world is still beautiful!

If you noticed the banding in my photos recently you’ve got a good eye. This is because I now reduce image sizes way down to around 200kb rather than upload them at more than twice that size which has already saved a ton of storage space in my account. Sorry, I think this sucks as it’s not displaying my amateur photographs as well as I would to see them on this blog.

On The Way to Hoover Dam

A couple oldie photos for ya, I’m on the freeway obviously, the other image is a very low Lake Mead water level. The lake hasn’t seen full pond since the 1980’s which totally sucks.