Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
I agree that some burning was probably used to finish the print Steve, but there are a variety of ways to get that type of print that can produce a better result than a bunch of after the fact burning.

The swirling mist against the dark sky for example it is hard, really hard, to burn the sky without burning the clouds some too.

Camera exposure placement is one, a camera filter possibly, print exposure placement choices surely, maybe negative masking...
But the sky isn't dark, there isn't any sky, the image is shooting down onto the rainforest, you can see the trees in the background, so all the photographer had to do was make the mist stand out and burn.