Hawai'i - Self Portrait

It was my last day in paradise - I went on a nice hike to a waterfall, but the lighting conditions were not good for photos.  I sat quietly contemplating my trip - the laughter and tears, the beautiful sights and hikes, sunrises, sunsets - amazing people.  Then, I saw these bright colored leaves and noticed the water around the small pool was very calm.  What's a photographer to do?  I started to photograph this beautiful leaf sitting on a rock - but I could not get rid of my reflection!  I tried different angles and camera settings, but I could still see myself reflecting in the water.  So, I thought - why fight it?  I started to play and this is one of my favorites out of the bunch - looking to the sky to get my profile. Enjoy!