Recently I attended the Mentor Series “Valley Of Fire” workshop in Nevada mentored by David Tejada. I have been on just one trek before and had a terrific time so I was expecting more of the same fun from this adventure, and I wasn’t disappointed. One of the best things about these treks that I have always appreciated is the well thought out event planning, which includes accommodations, class time, transportation and thoughtful breaks. For me, everything was first class, superbly run. Meeting David and the other course participants on the first day was a fun and welcoming experience. On our way to the first location in Valley Of Fire, David patiently examined our camera settings and gave us lots of great tips and useful settings that we used during the whole trek. Photographing Balanced Rock, the Petroglyphs, in the Valley Of Fire gave us lots of opportunities to capture the beauty of the desert including some unreal and very rare desert flowers. The real treat of the day however was the short hike through the Mojave Desert to the spectacular “Fire Wave”. Fire Wave is a treasured piece of rock that is difficult to explain but we captured it perfectly.