May 2015, afternoon. Some friends and I had trekked down to the Swell for a yearly Cinco de Mayo celebration, and I’d barely set up camp when a wild spring thunderstorm blew in and blew out just as fast. Right after the storm, the afternoon sun came out full-force and blasted light on the massive Buckhorn Wash cliffs, while the sky was still misty and largely black. Then, the rainbow appeared. I grabbed my camera, positioned myself, and started shooting, but every one of the shots was either under or over exposed. Talk about frustration! Regaining my cool, finally, I got this once-in-a-liftime shot.


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