I arrived late in the afternoon. A good time, I thought, to catch the sunset. I’ve never been to Red Rock Canyon before, so I just followed the sun.
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located just a few miles west of Las Vegas within the Mojave Desert. There are many stops along the 13-mile Scenic Drive through Red Rock Canyon to get out of the car and explore the canyon and its many trails.
Almost at the end of the 13-mile Scenic Drive I found a spot to watch the sunset. I didn’t have the rocks in my view, however the colors of the sky were spectacular.
Usually I would never try to take any color away from this photo. It’s almost perfect after all. However, I wanted to see what it would look like in black and white. How ironic, a sunset photo in black and white…
As I slowly turned this photo into black and white, it revealed a dramatic sky that though fabulous in color, was magical in black and white. Wouldn’t you agree?
This play with black and white was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Clouds.
The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson