|Forest Stream, Mt. Tompotika, Sulawesi
For this shot, my eye was immediately drawn to this cluster of leaves growing on a stream-side boulder. Moving in close with a 17mm lens, I was able to fill the lower part of the frame with these boldly shaped leaves, and use the upper part to give a sense of the stream and surrounding forest.
The leaves were wet, however, and reflecting the silver light from the cloudy sky, so I used a polarizer to cut that glare, saturate the green, and slow down the motion of the water.
Nikon D3, with 17-35mm lens, Polarizer and tripod