The picture was taken in Yosemite in the summer of 2007 I believe. There was a large tree fallen into the river that I walked out on to get a more natural picture.
Here's a link to a gallery with a ton of pics from Yosemite if anyone is interested, Dropbox - Photos - Simplify your life
. There's a lot of nothing pics so you just have to click through to see the good ones.