Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the summer so far. As always, it seems, there is a lot going on in our house, but I really just wish I was camping. My grandpa was here a few days ago and of course I was reminded of our epic backwoods camping trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a few years ago. This was one image from our trip that I could never get to look right - the extremes between dark and light were hard to reconcile. But, I just worked it over again and I am liking the results better. What really keeps me coming back to this image, despite its difficulties, are all the textures, from the rocky bank to the pine needles to the ripples in the water.