How this image came about is very interesting, and somewhat humorous. After spending much of the early hours shooting in the rich early morning light along the route to the Wave, I came to the Wave entrance to find this pool (which is frequently seen in many pictures, and present after almost any amount of precipitation). Unfortunately, I mis-calculated and got here too late - that is, too late to keep all of the pool in shadow. So I rushed around trying to figure out how to take a shot of some substance in these 'less than ideal' conditions, and decided to place myself in an image looking back out the way I came in. This is the first of 12 images I took, and at first look in the review screen of the G2 I did not like the composition at all (with my reflection intersected by the shore, the branch framing the bottom of the image, etc). So on I went, running back and forth from the camera to the set position I wanted to be in...all the time getting very curious looks from a couple of onlookers higher up on the Wave (it was, indeed, an interesting way for me to get my exercise). After all was said and done, this was by far my favorite, if not for the pose which I was in, but the rich indirect light which filled the area from the brightly lit rocks just off the image to the left. I actually like the branch framing the bottom of the frame - it is nothing I would do intentionally, but actually works in some strange way this time around. Minor contrast/saturation adjustments in Photoshop.