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A summer stormy sky before fall arrives.
Mirror image on Cherokee Lake, Minnesota
Vietnam Buffalo
Bald Eagle on Sandusky Bay,  taken from a Kayak
Biker Kids.
Flower in VIetnam
Smelling flowers.
macro dragon fly
The Bean in Chicago
Firework show after 'Proud to be an American' played . This was taken at Drakefest 2016 .
Venice Beach summer 16
Catacombs burn, across from firey temple sunrise; Burning Man 2016
Into the Woods
streetcar
bicycle
bike and it's shadow
Painted mountains of southern utah
Rows of Sunflowers
Dualling cameras
Melting snow in cross polarized light
fall river bridge near Bend, OR in the fall of 2014
A Marriage of Friends
Rock on! Maine
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Catacombs burn, across from firey temple sunrise; Burning Man 2016

I was attending the Burning Man festival this year with my girlfriend. Last year I lost two friends, one to suicide and the other to a very mysterious illness. Both losses were a month apart and I considered them good friends. Friday morning, during the catacombs burn, I was moved to tears, releasing the grief I had held for several months. We walked out to the temple as the sun peaked over the ridge. We arrived at this moment as the fire, sun, and temple aligned at just the right moment. I won't remember any moment more moving and beautiful than this one.

TAGS: Koala, Nevada, Sunrise, Temple, United States

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San Rafael, California, United States of America
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Date Taken: 09.2016
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