One day I was meandering along this remote stream in the Ozark wilderness, breathing in sweet cool air as it kissed the surface of the water and caressed giant oak trees on either side.
I came upon a clearing, with giant limestone rocks sharply cutting into the water. There were layers upon layers of ancient rock with an interesting sculptural elements.
It's hard to describe, but these rocks had a mythical quality to them. Much like the rough scales of a large dragon.
Immediately I knew I wanted to process this image in black and white, to really accentuate the shapes and shadows.
When composing the scene, I made sure to leave enough room towards the bottom of the frame in order to capture the rock formation as it made its way beneath the surface.
I'm not sure what the Missouri Department of Conservation calls this place, but I went ahead and nicknamed this spot "Dragon's Bath."
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