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It's dark and moody on purpose, do me a favor and view it on black.

OK, I'll agree with all of you... this is one of the most over-photographed places I have ever been to. I know that now and I knew it back in 2008 when I photographed this... but I hadn't been here before and I wanted to see it for myself. Sue me. Just so happens it turned out to be one of the most insane displays of light I had ever seen.

I decided to reprocess this one recently while down and out with a cold... I think I have an ear infection, too. So if this looks wonky to anyone, blame the fist-fulls of DayQuil I'm jacked up on. But it's a blend of a few exposures, some dodging and burning, a couple texture adjustments, luminosity masks for tonality control, and some perspective shifting here and there. All in all, only about 45min worth of work went into this one. Not too shabby for being zonked out on cold meds.

Anyways, like everyone else in this crowded nature photography scene, I lead workshops, I teach processing instruction in person or worldwide via Skype screen sharing, and have a website with images, workshop info, prints, and yadda, yadda, yadda. My summer is filling up fast, so if you'd like to book a workshop just give me a shout!

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