We left the trailhead at first light and were the first to arrive; we enjoyed solitude for a good twenty minutes or so. I took this shortly before another hiker showed up. Colors are a little muted since we're sitting in the shade of Top Rock, but the textures came out nicely.
This is my favorite shot of 2011...of course the Wave is a remarkable subject and hard to screw up, but I like the way this one is framed (given my limited lens selection) and the way my hiking partner seems to sort of levitate against the odd texture. I also like it because it reminds me of bacon. Mmmm...bacon.