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Twigs in the Sky
Palette of Serenity
Lincoln Memorial
Blossoming tree with nest
Silhouette at Taj Mahal
Chuang Yen Monastery
Pieces of me - 5
Candlelighting in a Tibetan monastery
Atlantic Puffin on Skellig Michael
Cell Ghosts
A Farmer's Weekend
Sunset in Itacaré
Night Moves
Kyoto Garden
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Cuddling in the Cold
Starlings
Dancing Wood Duck
Shipwreck on Inisheer.
Lake Bled from church tower
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Farmer's Weekend

I took this on a Saturday--farmers do not get a break on the weekend. Producing the country's food supply is a full time job. We often see photos of picture-perfect farms about which we can fantasize "escaping from it all" and leading a quaint and idyllic pastoral life. In this vein, it was recommended to me that I crop out the pile of junk in the yard and the old cars, but I thought that those elements conveyed that the pastoral life in reality is rarely glamorous. The work and life are hard. This photograph reminds me to think about where my food comes from and reminds me to be grateful to those who work so hard to produce it.

TAGS: Farm, New York

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Fairport, New York, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Jordan Garman.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2015
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 48mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO200
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