Friday, February 28, 2014

Brad Goldpaint light paints Valley of Fire

"In the Dream" - photographed in the Valley of Fire, Nevada ~ © Brad Goldpaint (click for larger view)
Brad Goldpaint created our Photo of the Day at the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. That's Venus on the horizon and a very low, almost horizontal, winter Milky Way.

This image resonated almost immediately with viewers when it was posted on 500px, February 15th —reaching the site's highest "pulse" rating of 99.9 within only a few hours. Al Oliver wrote the comments echoed by many that day: "Turn off the lights. Night photography got to the top, the summit, heaven, mount Olympus, with this shot. The best I've seen ever, and I'm sure I'm not the only one to think like that. Extraordinary!"

A.M. Ruttle also mirrored the feelings of many others: "So tactile, so beautiful, and your image becomes elegant with the words of Emerson. Bravo, Brad."
Teach me your mood, O patient stars! Who climb each night,the ancient sky. Leaving on space no shade, no scars, no trace of age, no fear to die.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can see more of Brad Paintpaint's photography at his website.

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  1. I can see why this garnered so much attention. Simply stunning. We just made our first visit to Valley of Fire recently, and this is a personality we didn't even get to see! Now I want to go back!

  2. Absolutely stunning image I hope life leads me to wonderful settings like this.

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