While I typically do not do critiques I find this piece to be absolutely breathtaking. Digital imaging has made it difficult to produce original pieces to the point where digital seems more realistic than photography sometimes. But this piece not only captures mother nature's true essence, beauty, and power it also states that photography is not a dying art.
The moment this picture was captured was perfect. The colors and the setting of the landscape has the power to keep the viewer observing the piece as if he or she was standing in this exact spot. Which is exactly what I believe true photography should accomplish!