This was was inspired by Japanese landscape paintings, and many people have purchased this photograph with the intention of making a painting from it. It is like one big circle.
People often ask is this picture "real"? It is real. I stood on a cliff in very high winds, waiting for the light to get just right. Then I ran like hell to my car (with all my gear) since I was an hour hike from my car and the sun had already gone down, and I didn't have a flashlight. That's how I created this image.