Most of our days in Yellowstone last month were gray, snowy, and colorless—great for black and white photography but there were not many opportunities for colorful landscapes when we weren’t at one of the geyser basins with their colorful mineral and algae displays. The one exception was on our second day. Shortly after we entered the park, we pulled over and slogged through knee deep snow to the edge of the Madison River and were treated to a glorious sunrise complete with god beams. Or, maybe I should say, complete with god beam. There was a single beam that shined straight up from the rising sun. The god beams in this photograph had a little help from Luminar 2018.