Scenic views were a mainstay of nineteenth-century photography. This image follows the conventions used in landscape painting. The image is segmented into roughly three progressive sections. The photographer—and the viewer—is positioned on a flat rock in the foreground, elevated above the next section of dark crumbling shale. This graphically appealing jumble cuts a diagonal line through the frame and helps to create visual interest and depth. The tiny figure fishing in the centre of the image adds to the visual interest and gives a sense of scale that sets off the almost prehistoric enormity of the rock.