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Where the river meets the lake
Beautiful Cedar while hiking next to Emerald Bay
Elephant in Myanmar's rainy season
Assembling the kiddos for a photo op during the Newport Kite Festival.
Contemplative cat
Eyes of a Leopard
dredging the Steveston waterfront
Watching Me Watching You: A Grasshopper and his Passersby
outside my window, the sun is setting
Metridium anemone, Edmonds, Washington
Sun in sky from back of moving boat
A Light Through the Tunnel
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
A natural display at Mounts Botanical Gardens in Palm Beach, Florida
A natural display at Mounts Botanical Gardens in Palm Beach, Florida
A natural display at Mounts Botanical Gardens in Palm Beach, Florida
Sora rail in cattails
Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Aug. 27, 2014.
the clash of the titans
Love underwater
Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 29, 2014.
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Light Through the Tunnel

This photo shows the often unseen side of America's massive Interstate freeway infrastructure. The symmetry of the underside of Interstate-494's bridge over the Minnesota River and the sunlight that was pouring through the space between the eastbound and westbound lanes combined to create a scene that I believe symbolizes a sense of reaching and yearning for the road ahead that characterizes much of the traditional "American Dream."

TAGS: Minnesota, United States

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Jeremy Swider.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2013
Total Views: 10
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2014, 2:01 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: NEX-5N
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Bloomington, Minnesota, United States of America