Bifrost Bridge

In Norse mythology, Bifröst is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard, the realm of the gods. I’ve always thought the butte between Lighthouse Peak and Castle Peak in Palo Duro Canyon fit the description of the mythical bridge perfectly. Castle Peak certainly looks like Asgard to me and the red and orange caprocks seem to burn a fiery red in the late evening sunlight, don’t they?

Bifrost Bridge to Asgard

Bifrost Bridge in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 19mm, f/16 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro plug-in filter.

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7 thoughts on “Bifrost Bridge

  1. I just have to say – spot on!

    I believe Oden, Tor, Loke and the others love to travel down that bridge.

    My very best regards!
    /Lars
    Ostersund, Sweden

  2. This is by far the most beautiful photograph of Castle Peak? I have ever seen. And I have hiked the peak and area dozens of times. In fact, I think this photo transcends Palo Duro and speaks to larger themes in the American West, i.e., valorous events of pioneers and geography that humbles.

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