Nighttime at Rainbow Bridge ©2017 James D Peterson. There was a time when photographers just had to put their cameras away after dark. But not any more. Some folks still long for the bygone days of film (and some don’t consider those days bygone), but I’m here to tell you that this image would have been much more difficult to capture on film – if not totally impossible.
But far more rewarding than having the ability to capture an image like this was the journey - the experience of being there when this glorious vista was available to be seen – treasured -- revered. It’s an uncommon experience for most folks, sadly. My buddy Chris and I had this national monument all to ourselves that evening, and the silence and serenity were nothing short of sublime.