Viva Las Vegas Day 5

I photographed the ghost town in El Dorado Canyon, a part of Lake Mead National Park outside of Nelson, Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012. The town, which has been vacant since sometime around World War II, is now a hotspot for photographers and has been featured in movies and music videos. This is a longer post than normal with a number of outtakes. I am learning some new things in regards to lighting and posing and would welcome any comments about what you like, what you don’t, what looks good and what doesn’t. Please tear these photos apart and let me know so I can continue to hone my craft!

The ghost town in El Dorado Canyon, part of Lake Mead National Park outside of Nelson, Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

A beat up car sits in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait with a beat up car in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett takes a photo of Jacquelynn Buck as she poses with a beat up car in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up car in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up car in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up car in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up car in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

An outhouse sits in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

An outhouse sits in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Cactus needles shine in the afternoon sun in the ghost town outside of Nelson Nevada, a part of El Dorado Canyon in Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Richard Phillips takes photographs of cactus needles shining in the afternoon sun in the ghost town outside of Nelson Nevada, a part of El Dorado Canyon in Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Cactus needles shine in the afternoon sun in the ghost town outside of Nelson Nevada, a part of El Dorado Canyon in Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up truck in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up truck in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up truck in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up truck in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up truck in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait with a beat up truck in the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

An old hitch trailer sits off of the road near the ghost town outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

The road, NV 165, leading towards Lake Mead through El Dorado Canyon in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck lays in the middle of NV 165 to take portraits outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait on NV 165 outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett poses for a portrait outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck poses for a portrait outside of Nelson, Nevada in El Dorado Canyon, part of the Lake Mead National Park, on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

El Dorado Canyon, a part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

El Dorado Canyon, a part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

El Dorado Canyon, a part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

El Dorado Canyon, a part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck and Jason Barrett get out of the car as they arrive at El Dorado Canyon, part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Lake Mead sits in the background through a natural break in the rocks of El Dorado Canyon in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jacquelynn Buck looks for her next photo at El Dorado Canyon, part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Jason Barrett takes a photo of Jacquelynn Buck as she poses in El Dorado Canyon, part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

Lake Mead sits in the background through a natural break in the rocks of El Dorado Canyon in Nevada on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

 

The sun catches the far ridge of El Dorado Canyon, a part of Lake Mead National Park in Nevada, before finally setting for the evening on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

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