Thank you, James! I greatly appreciate your support!
BTW, I love your pictures from the RMNP! The watermark doesn't help me get the best impression though. I've been to those places when I worked at the YMCA of the Rockies in 2005 and I absolutely love them! Tried to summit the Long's Peak, but failed... Want to come back there someday! Thanks for sharing!
I personally cannot perceive a piece of art well when I see a huge standard DA watermark on it... Some artists make their own watermarks and place them individually to each piece in a way they don't overly disturb viewer's attention. Many great artists don't care about watermarking at all. I would prefer a deviation in smaller resolution rather than bigger and watermarked. I put my copyrights to the pictures I post to make it easier to identify the author for people who download pictures to look through them later. By the way, most transparent watermarks are easily erased with specialized software.
When I come back to RMNP, I will let you know! Deal!
Love the angle and the focus. I don't think the blurry background detracts from the image, on the contract it keeps the viewers attention where the action is - model so it's not a distraction. Great shot!