week eighty-two — chasm lake silhouette

This week’s shot is a self portrait that comes from the same Chasm Lake sunrise adventure as last week’s shot. The more I take landscape shots, the more I enjoy adding a human element to my photographs. When you’re in the mountains and experiencing the vastness of the valleys and the soaring mammoth peaks, you often take pictures thinking they’re capturing the magnitude of the scene only to realize when you load them onto your computer later that they’re just…bleh. Adding a human element can really help combat this by creating a contrast between the tiny human(s) and the massive Mother Nature. In this case, though, I thought it would be fun to break that “rule” of making the human element small in comparison to the vastness of the landscape, and this is what I came up with. 🙂

p.s. I’m actually not the only person in this shot…check out the full size version and see if you can spot the others!

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