As rain came to an end and clouds parted from this weekend’s storms, Nevada City photographer John Daly headed down to the Highway 49 bridge and captured both the natural beauty and ferocity of western Nevada County’s beloved South Yuba River — beneath a double rainbow, no less.
Daly shared his stunning shot with the community through The Union, which published the photo on the front page of Tuesday’s edition.
Unfortunately, proper credit was not provided to the photographer in the print edition. The Union regrets the error, as Daly certainly deserves recognition for a piece of art so well received by our readers.
For those who like what they see through Daly’s lens, there’s another ongoing opportunity to see his work in downtown Nevada City.
Daly is showing some of his photography throughout the month of December at Java John’s, 306 Broad St. He said he will also be hosting a show in January, in conjunction with SYCRL’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Daly’s South Yuba shot drew rave reviews on The Union’s Facebook page, where by noon Tuesday more than 1,700 people had viewed the photo — of which 90 had shared it elsewhere, reaching an unknown total number of Facebook users — and several expressed their gratitude for Daly’s work:
Carolyn Crane — John Daly nailed it! Thanks for sharing!
Deanne Mediati — wow ...
Brooke Betz — Ah, the Promise.
Jaye Deen Navo — Beautiful picture & it’s nice to see he was smart enough to take the picture from afar rather than stand on that very, very old bridge with massive rushing water.
René Roberson — Thank you for posting for us. I love the rainbow ... what a crazy storm here.
Steve Foxe — Great photo!
Debra Conn — Amazing Photo!!! Great Job!!!!
Kelli Thompson — Beautiful photo, I hope you were justly compensated for it.
Mary K. Greer — A moment to remember. Thank you.
Kayle Martin — Looks like you are on the cover of the paper John Daly! Congrats! What a fab shot!
Germán Hernández — Cool beans, John! It is a terrific photo. Well done.
Mike McCusker — Congrats John Daly
Marie Paull — Great Pic
Alicia Berardi — So cool! Congratulations!!!
Patty A Morris — Very nice pic