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The Pier
Tossed
Northern Light - Woodpecker
Waiting for Sunset
Sunrise in Davidsonville,MD.
Lago Titicaca
Self Portrait
Fisherman at work
Morning on Vista Lake
Sake Bomb
Golden Hour
The Eiffel through an American Lens
Reflections on the Water
The Pit
Twinkle
A White Kermode Bear in the water
Cocinando
Echo.
Dance of the Trumpeter Swans
Whoo Whoo
Snow over Hot Creek
Dwarf Coconut Tree
Look Up
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Eiffel through an American Lens

I chose to submit this image to the American Experience category because of how I felt on the day I sat under the Eiffel and marveled at its glory. Three weeks before November 13th, a day that shocked the world, I sat on a bench and admired the Eiffel Tower. We tend to get lost in our nationality: who we are, where we come from. But we are so small in the greater scheme of things. We are all one in the same- journeying through the Human Experience. For me, the American Experience is be proud of my homeland, but to also have the wisdom to strip away titles, nationalities, religions, and fear of one another. If we could just carry humanity and peace with us always- every day could be just as beautiful as the day I sat under the Eiffel Tower and marveled at the beauty that exist in our world.

TAGS: America, France, Paris, United

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Loni Booker.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2015
Total Views: 12
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2015, 6:31 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO6400
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