My muse, Valley of Fire State Park, has some of the most brilliantly colored sandstone you can find anywhere.  It also has great layering and details which show off distinctly in b&w, if one can see past the bombardment of color.  This location used to be a relatively unknown spot in the park, but in recent years they have made a trail for access, which may now be the most used trail in the park.  The area where this distinct banding shows through is rather small, and I’m not sure how it will hold up to the increasing volume of foot traffic.  There are numerous spectacular features throughout the park, yet people (in particular, photographers) seem to be drawn to the same familiar locations.

This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week.  You can see more b&w images from other photographers on her website’s blog.