This scene has such a magical dream-like quality to it for me. The leaves on the trees glow and almost seem disconnected like they are floating in space like a cloud of glowing fairies. As I made this image, I stood beneath an overhanging weeping wall covered in dripping water, wrapping over me like a cave. The trees were illuminated by sunlight filtering into the depths of the canyon from above and reflected light filled the colossal majestic space.
This is a large format film image made on Fuji Velvia 100 with my Intrepid 4x5 Field Camera and my Schneider-Kreuznach 90mm ƒ/8 Super-Angulon lens. The time was 10am, and the exposure was 8 seconds at ƒ/32, using a circular polarizer to cut glare.