by Jeff Goulden
On May 20, 2012 there was an annular solar eclipse in which the sun forms a ring around the moon; a spectacular phenomenon to view. Since it had been advertised that Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park was an excellent place to see this event, I was extremely fortunate to be there in the late afternoon when the event occurred.
Early morning and late afternoon/evening are the best times of day to photograph the Valley of Fire. The entire park with its red rock is quite colorful, but the multi-colored Rainbow Vista and White Domes areas are especially beautiful. More images of this picturesque state park can be seen in my Valley of Fire Gallery at Istockphoto.com. For special offers and to follow my photographic journey please Join My Email List.