The picture for the capture element

In the rear-view mirror

by Jeff Hartman

Brooke's view of Jeff capturing "the shot"

Brooke’s view of Jeff capturing “the shot”

We had just left the snowy peaks of Mt. Charleston, 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas. We were coasting downhill in neutral to ensure we could get to a gas station (easily exceeding the speed limit as we descended 5000’ towards the highway). The views all around us were stunning but I was unable to fully appreciate them. I had to keep my hands on the wheel and my eyes on the road.

However, at one point I looked in the rear-view mirror and saw an amazing view of where we had just been, not to mention the snowstorm that was brewing. I immediately put on the brakes, pulled over to the smell of burning brake pads, and jumped out into the middle of the road to snap this photo. My wife watched for cars and even snapped a photo of me taking the photo.

Who would have expected such a scene in Nevada?