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NP Lehman caves, Stella Lake,
Teresa Lake, Bristlecone pines
Las Vegas Strip
As a word of caution, some hotels use
water spray at there entrances to
cool people off. Donít get the
spray on your camera. There are
many photo opportunities just
walking down the strip. There are
People, Buildings, and hotels with
that provide lots of photos. Where
else can you travel where you can
take a picture of the Eiffel Tower take a shot from the top also
and Statue of Liberty within a 10
minute walking distance? Flamingo Wildlife Habitat located at
the Flamingo Hotel/Resort
The Mirage has a Volcano that erupts many times
a night. Bottle Nose dolphins where
you can take pictures from above the
water and under water from several
large windows there is also a mini
zoo with all the animals that
Siegfried and Roy use in their
has a great fountain show that is
worth some photos.
Caesarís Palace has a mall where there is
a laser light show where the statues
come to life.
The Eiffel Tower and Stratosphere Tower
will give you a birdís eye view of
the strip where you can get some
great night shots of the lights on
the strip. They are at opposite ends
of the strips.
There are some small old towns like Searchlight and
Overton that have a museum and old
Mt Charleston and Lee Canyon is
about an hour north from Las
is a nice lodge at Mt. Charleston
and plenty of trails in the both
Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. The drive
between Lake Mead and the Valley of
Fire has many photo opportunities.
Valley of Fire 55 miles north east of Las
Vegas on I-15. There are beautiful
red rock formations. The most
fascinating part of the park is the
road behind the visitorís center.
There are unusual formations with
colors of white, pink, yellow,
purple, orange and many shades in
between. There is also wonderful
texture as foreground for your
As you start behind the visitor center you'll go
up an incline a see a nice view of
balanced rock. You'll have to drive
back down 100ft to park and walk up.
Don't miss the White Domes. Park at
the very end of the road and walk in
a few hundred feet and you'll some
interesting striations in the red
rock for a foreground for the White
Domes. About a quarter of the way in
that part of the park is a road that
goes to Fire Canyon and Silica
Domes. If you're looking for
petroglyphs there are some near the
Some links for
Valley of fire are:
Valley Of Fire SP
Cathedral Gorge State Park is located one mile north of the intersection of US Highway 93 and State Route 319
near Panaca, north of Las Vegas. This is a fabulous geological site with many eroding structures of the Panaca
Formation. It is a great deal of fun winding amongst the hoodoo type forms which can yield some bizarre angles
and spectacular photos. The area is small and can be easily covered in a day. You may also see some wildlife,
although unlikely in the heat of the day.
Rainbow Canyon near Cathedral Gorge.
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Red Rock Canyon is about 20 minutes west of the strip.
There are opportunities at sunrise and the late afternoon.
A few links to sites for Red Rock
There are also plane ride tour packages
for the Grand Canyon butt these are
about a 10 hour trip.
LaMoille Canyon southwest of Elko is called the "Yosemite" of Nevada.
take the 13.5-mile Lamoille Canyon Road National Scenic Byway
Beaver Dam SP
There is the wildlife at Cottontail Ranch.
Volcano National Monument.
Loneliest Highway 50 Lots of neat towns
Nelson Nevada is a fun place to shoot old rusty cars and such.
It is an old mine town and you can get a
tour of the mine. Here is a link to a website with info and
There are many Ghost towns in
Nevada. here is a link to
Lake Tahoe is 45 minutes away.
Washoe Valley south of Reno is a nice valley before you get
to Carson City where there are a lot of nice back road that
takes you up against the mountains.
Virginia City is about 30 minutes away. Still has lots of the
old west there and the surrounding area is pretty neat with old
mines and a cemetery.
Truckee River in either west or east of Reno has some
nice shots; it also runs through the center of Reno.
Fly Geyser on State Route 34 go about three miles north of Gerlach. There is a small field of geothermal vents and springs on the left side of the road, where boiling hot water surfaces from a hole in the ground and spills down a steaming ditch.
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