"Take only photographs, leave only footprints." Hamish Fulton

Rainbow Wave, Valley of Fire, Nevada

Rare are the moments when light seems to settle and gently caress the material world. Chance or opportunity - an encounter between the photographer and his subjet.


The use of the photographic medium (view camera) is certainly the noblest of ways to bear witness to the different elements and details of a landscape. It gives the photographer the possibility of becoming a part of the scenery during the different phases of camera adjustment. A photographer takes photographs according to the rhythms of light, not the rhythm of time. The format of the rendered image (from 4x5 inch to 8x10 inch) reveals all the details of the image clearly and precisely.

The photographic medium enables several different adjustments (movements), the main ones being: decentration and the Scheimpflug principle (law of conjugate planes). In the context of this specific case, decentration of the camera was used in order to frame the subject as desired.

Equipment used : - Ebony SV45Ti Camera
  - Optic Schneider Super Symmar 4.5 / 80 mm XL
  - Minolta Meter IV F
  - Sheet Film Fuji Velvia RVP / Ilford Delta 100

Rainbow wave, Valley of Fire, Nevada

Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. The rough floor and jagged walls of the park contain brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old. Other important rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates. (Wikipedia)

September 2012

Rainbow Wave - Black & White, Valley of Fire, Nevada


Rainbow Wave, Valley of Fire, Nevada, USA

Rainbow Wave, Valley of Fire, Nevada