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Thanks, everyone, for your votes. While I think there were equally worthy images presented this week, and do not believe creativity should be competitive, I appreciate your support.
I am happy with this image. I may lower the reds for the print, but it still knocks me around as is.
I got to the location mid day. It was getting cloudy and as I was shooting, thunder boomed and storm clouds began dropping rain. The few others there left in a hurry and I was really happy with the atmosphere and the isolation. My spirits soared, and I remembered to thank those who came before and built this dwelling. The other side of the canyon is not so prominent or close as to be a big factor in getting the reflected light glow that we so much desire in slot canyons, which this certainly isn't. Truth is, the 'fire' effect is a function of the stripes in the stone and what you do about them in post processing. Like many, this place was on my to do list for some time. After perhaps a bit more than an hour, I hiked out in the rain with an elevated level of excitement and anticipation of this image. Thanks for looking.