So many questions are asked about why we take images. From the frustrated viewer who can't tell the difference between an OOF snapshot and an artistic rendering of a image that took hours of anticipation to the pixel-peeper who lost the true meaning. Even that favorite image that sells at every venue can't quite describe to me what photography is. What I love about this image is that it takes me away from everything. I am exhilarated to look over the hill in hopes that my shot is still there and perhaps better than expected. I have no time to think about the technical..I have dialed in the settings and am hoping for the best. I have climbed off the path and trekked through rocks with heavy gear enjoying every moment whether I land the shot or not. After taking the shot i sit back and enjoy and try to take in the moment that just happened( and chimp). Finally I simply can't describe everything in text so I leave you with the picture Anyone else have a picture that can't be described in words about why they shoot?