I had the chance to spend a couple days in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada last month. I was disappointed in the weather forecast since there would be no clouds for nice sunsets and sunrises, but it was an opportunity to look differently at finding subjects to photograph. The sweeping overlook views weren’t going to work, so I spent time exploring the shady washes to discover some incredibly beautiful and unique sandstone colors and textures. It’s been great to visit the deserts and Utah, Nevada, and Arizona and see that each area has its own unique “style” of sandstone. Seeing a herd of bighorn sheep up close was an unexpected bonus.