Every one of my favorite shots has its own unique challenges. This one had a few. There was the extreme range of highlight in the waterfall and distant canyon vs the shadow detail in the rocks. And then there was the breadth of my vision for this image.
This scene is too wide for my widest lens. So I stitched together a super-wide panorama from multiple 14mm images. The final result came out great and looks incredible as a 40×60″ canvas.