I went down into the flats to capture clouds on the mountains – east and western horizons. It started raining and was growing dark, so I headed back home to the foothills. As the storm moved through, the scene unfolded before me.

Schell Creek Mountains
Eastern Nevada, USA

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55-200 mm
Tiffin 52 mm UV filter

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arla ruggles, atmospheric, mountains, nevada, rainbow

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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  • ducilla
    ducillaalmost 4 years ago
    Ahh..Nevada!… That moving sunlight on the playa is almost too perfect! A tireless view…Nice rainbow too!…Dennis
  • :D Thanks, Dennis!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Wendy  Chapman
    Wendy Chapmanalmost 4 years ago

    Great Arla!!!

  • Thank you, Wendy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonalmost 4 years ago

    Another beautiful capture!

  • Thanks so much, Kim!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyalmost 4 years ago

    What a gift, thank you for sharing this incredible moment, beautiful shot!

  • Thank you very much, Kate!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 4 years ago

    goregous image, a stunning picture,dawnx

  • Thank you, Dawn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenalmost 4 years ago

    Oh WOW! what a Spectacular landscape image…Arla!! what a fantastic capture of the rainbow ! the end of it looks so close , did ya drive down to see if they’er was a pot of gold ? lol, lol Stunning lighting and color tones ! Amazing work my friend!! Wtg =D

  • I’m usually running away from them, trying to get far enough back to capture the whole arc. In this case, only the leg was visible, so no need to back up. I like to think that the “treasure” is held within the rays, rather than at the end.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...almost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot!

  • Thank you, Edyta!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • elasita
    elasitaalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot!

  • Thank you, Ela!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    A lovely capture

  • Thanks, Tina – so nice to see you! :]

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderalmost 4 years ago

    nice work Arla…

  • Thanks, Bill!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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