Canyon De Chelly vertigo

My only trip to Canyon De Chelly impressed me with its history and with the vertigo-inducing terrain. This location was near the Massacre Cave overlook, peering into Canyon Del Muerto.
As I worked with this image, the vertigo theme emerged as what I wanted to convey.


Any and all technical and artistic feedback will be appreciated.

Wow, this is pretty neat, what a sense of depth it generates. I like the interplay of the lit up tree and the light on the canyon floor in the background. The snaking line of light green trees in the mid-ground is pretty cool too. The composition (and light) does a good job of channeling the viewers eye. For such a difficult dynamic range in this scene, your processing has kept everything natural looking, nicely done.

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