Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona
So, quick: what do you see? I have stared at this far too long, trying to decide how to process it, how to crop it, and what to name it. I processed the image through Color Efex Pro 4, then used luminosity masks to manipulate shadows and highlights. My biggest challenge seemed to be keeping the image soft. Each curve added harshness, and harshness didn't seem to fit here. I liked the full frame image--it included the floor of the chamber and the sense of interlocking leaves of sandstone fading into the tunnel. But I could see that the eye would go to the wall detail, and that there would be an inevitable anthropomorphization (that may be the longest word I've ever typed). So I cropped full frame to an 8X10 aspect, featuring the obvious and removing distraction. Which led to a long period of trying to decide what it looked like so I could name it. Trying with one eye closed, both open, deliberately blurring--too many ideas of people, animals, and objects came to mind. So, better to let you see what YOU see, and I'll just call it a Profile.
It occurs to me that what the eyes see and the brain decides, so quickly, is actually an ACT of profiling. Imagine that. Human nature.