Hooker River, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
A small portion of a rainbow lights up a dark corner near the mountain while the Hooker River draws patterns around the rocks in the foreground. Near the confluence with the Tasman River, there is plenty of glacial flour in the water to create this beautiful emerald color.
There was dramatic lighting in the opposite direction from this photo. After working in that direction for awhile, I turned around and saw the sunbeams lighting the mountain side and headed in that direction. The rainbow was visible and there was some thought it might grow. But I wasn't after a rainbow shot. I wanted this photo to be about the two converging lines formed by the illuminated mountain and the rocks in the water.
Early morning light shines down on this dry creek bed in Badlands National Park.