In the Rockies, there are about a dozen days a year when a big storm passes through and clears, leaving behind a winter wonderland and kind, gentle light. This is the filmmaker’s big opportunity, provided the props are in place and access is still possible. It is always challenging, but these are the days we wait for. They don’t come that often. We know the Durango to Silverton steam train well and have built up a strong friendship with the owner Al Harper. I sensed there was an opportunity at this jaw-dropping location made famous by its appearance some 50 years ago in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. We were in town and waiting as the storm system pushed through. It had lasted 36 hours and left 18 inches of new snow in the San Juan Forest that the old steam train cuts through. We had to operate fast, as the light was picking up all the time and both teams worked quickly to get everyone in position early in the day. When I look at this photograph, I feel some sense of pride, it is a hell of a shot. But not pride in myself, pride in all the people that made it happen.