Layers No. 2
I took this photo one afternoon when I knew the sun would be lower in the sky, enabling me to get some nice hazy light to enhance the layers of the karst peaks. My wife shopped at the local market as I climbed the 1,159 steps through the jungle up to the top of a karst peak very similar to the ones you see in this photo. I'm not sure how they carved the steps into the side of the cliff, but it was a steep climb! It was also the first time I felt as if I was on the verge of heat stroke. Luckily I had one of those folded paper fans, which saved me.
Once I reached the top of the peak, I scrambled across some rocks to get to a better vantage point. I could see that the perfect spot was right on a ledge about 3 feet in front of me, but the 1,000 ft drop off was enough to keep me back. I included the small structure in the lower left of the frame to provide a sense of perspective.