Great Basin Magical Light Photos
Many people think that the Great Basin is a monochromatic area, with endless miles of emptiness. It’s true we have a lot of empty spaces (that makes for great night sky photos!). Sometimes the colors in them are amazing, and it’s especially fun to catch them in a special photo.


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Jeff Davis and Wheeler Peak under a Golden Sunset
This was a magical May evening, with plenty of snow still on the mountains.

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Sunset over the Range
The storm had passed, leaving these marvelous clouds.

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Trail to the Storm
Baker Archeological site, featuring a Fremont village.
If the Great Basin seems remote today, imagine what it might have been like without cars when the Fremont Indians lived in the area.

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Icy Sunset Reflection
This small ranch pond was the perfect reflection for a gorgeous December sunset.

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Under the Rainbow
Rain is a blessed event in the high desert, and we go out to celebrate nearly every storm. This time we were rewarded with a double rainbow that our daughter and dog enjoyed.

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Sunset over the Snowy South Snake Range
This photo was taken the same evening as the one at the top. The light changed so fast that it was a true joy to watch.

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Luck of the Lightning
After one storm I went out to take photos of rainbows. It turned out the storm wasn’t quite over!

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Old homestead, southern Snake Valley, Utah
This old cabin looked especially pretty during a late summer thunderstorm, with rabbitbrush blooming in the foreground.

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Fall Colors, Mount Moriah Wilderness, Nevada
The Great Basin isn’t often thought of as a fall color destination. But when whole hillsides of aspens change color, it’s amazing.

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