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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Rustic Flower

There is beauty found everywhere in nature. I found this beautiful flower in my family's garden and picked it, only to find it still stunning as ever many days later. So as I watched my little brothers playing at our old wooden playground, I laid the flower on the outside beautifully juxtaposed against the rustic wood. The picture reminds me of the hope and beauty that lies in resilience. Resilience in weathering the storm and shining bright in the face of the challenges of everyday life. For if a flower can survive among the harsh elements, and shine against the backdrop of an old playground, then surely so can I.

TAGS: Contrast, Flower, Michigan, Nature, Playground, Rustic, Wood

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Lauren Hoffman.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 09.2018
Total Views: 28
Filed Under: Mobile
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 17, 2018, 2:13 a.m.
Camera Make: motorola
Camera Model: XT1710-02
Focal Length: 4.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/163
Aperture: f1.7
ISO: ISO64
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PHOTO LOCATION Battle Creek, Michigan, United States of America