Northeastern Steptoe Valley – Schell Creek Mountains
Eastern Nevada – USA

In the life of every passionate photographer or artist, there is perhaps one day that stands as a defining moment in the course of their journey; when that person knows beyond their capacity to express in words, that they have been gifted with sight and opportunity that others have not. This was my moment.

When something as magical as this happens between man and animal, Native Americans say,
“We have walked together in the shadow of a rainbow”.

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The “first edition” of this image has been on JPG Magazine “hot list” since August, 2008

Because of the unusual dimensions of this image, I recommend canvas or mounted print.

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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnalmost 6 years ago

    Arla, indeed, this is one of those moments and you have captured it perfectly. Congrat!

  • Thank you very much, Anne!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Oncemore
    Oncemorealmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks, Vanessa; glad you like it.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • lenaprehn
    lenaprehnalmost 6 years ago

    amazing. . really beautiful!

  • Thank you, lena!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyalmost 6 years ago

    Yep – you should treasure that moment alright. Glorious, dramatic and extraordinary image.

  • Thanks, Ken!
    (And I will. ;D)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • spotsnospots
    spotsnospotsalmost 6 years ago

    This is……………. I have no words. Nothing that I say can express how I feel about this photograph. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It should be a solo feature on the home page of RB for at least a year.

  • Well … WOW! Now, I have no words to express how I feel about how you feel … Thanks, very much!!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thanks, Antanas!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing, I love that sky too. BRAVO!

  • Thank you, Louise!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandneralmost 6 years ago

    Great work! lovely idea and concept!! ! you deserve to do well!

  • Thank you, Steven – I appreciate your comments!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 6 years ago

    wow pure brilliance :)

  • Thanks, Tina!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • Thank you, so very much, Gail – and JPG Cast-Offs!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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