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A View of The Future

To be content with the unknown, that blurring together of what could be, would be, will be. And sometimes we feel the pull of it, that anxiety that holds us to the ground, a suffocation it is; but we really just want to let go and sore up to the clouds, chasing those dreams that we throw up to heaven and watch as they form in constellations or clouds born on a western wind of thought. Sometimes we sink, down into the deep where the waters turn black and you can't tell which way is up; and so we drown out the possibilities, the could be's, the what if's, and turn to what we think is best rather than what could be. And so I have created an image of how it feels to look into a future unsure, of that time that we see nothing, just the dark water that drags us deep down into doubt. It is a reminder, a memento to what one may feel at times, but a reminder I will choose it to be, for it is an image I strive to move on from, to look behind at, and to accept.

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Bakersfield , California, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Bradley Branson.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Total Views: 47
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: July 10, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 70D
Focal Length: 30mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Bakersfield, California, United States of America