The location where this shot was taken sits between the Des Moines river and between a small bluff to the west. The river is running high this time of year, and it's muddy brown, so no real interesting shots to the east. Looking to the west is a small bluff running along the length of the river, and it's full of cottonwood tress that never turn any real pretty colors. My first inclination was to take some tight close ups. Those didn't trip my trigger, and neither did the wide shots, so I made some attempts at some medium shots, and I think this makes for a nice picture.