One of the important questions I ask myself when starting to develop an image is: where is the pure black and where is the pure white in my picture? Once I find them I try to fill everything in between with color, contrast, textures, geometry, depth and so on a so on. I really love this picture. I took it in Alaska, at the Denali National Park, in company of my dear Sue and my parents. I have always wanted to take my father to Alaska, and once I did, I will never forget the deep impact that place had on him. It makes a difference when you picture the moment in which you pressed the shutter and all the thoughts and memories that surround that moment.
Outside that, this photograph answers a lot of questions on what makes an image a powerful image. Geometry: rounded shapes stroked through vertical lines; depth: from the close up of the pebbles in the water to the texture of the top of the small waterfall and many levels in between; color: beautiful contrast of the oranges and red of the rich mineral rocks with the soft white, grays, blacks and so many colors of the layered rocks.