This was one of the very special places that I missed the first time I visited the Wave, and I wanted to be sure to capture it this time around. I knew from my research that the best light was late afternoon/evening, after the hill in the background fell into shadow. Unfortunately, the best light is near sunset (in the Winter) - and you have about a 1.5 hour walk back to the trailhead. You can't wait too long for the light to be 'perfect' or else you'll need a good flashlight and sense of direction to find yourself home! Anyway, I reached this location about an hour prior to when this image was taken (4:00 PM), and tested out all possible perspectives - this was among my favorites. One of the unique aspects of this spot at the time of this visit was the pond which was present (seen here in the lower left part of the image), which, along with the darkeness of the hill in the backround - almost gives this 'wave' the feeling that it's floating, or suspended in the negative space. It keeps you off-balance until you see the cracks in the rock on the upper-right part of the scene...which appear (to me) to solidify the image immensely. Without the inclusion of these cracks, this scene hangs uncomfortably. Only minor saturation/contrast adjustments made in Photoshop - otherwise this is very much as it was taken.