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Nhan Tower
Oh Purple Mountains Majesty - While driving Ridgeline Drive in RMNP
Imperial Citadel of Hanoi
Light and Shadow -From Road in Western Rocky Mountain National Park
Where the buffalo roam
View from the Rim
Blooming Flower
Flowers
Bryce Morning
Lone flower
Immortal
Field of Reeds
A World Below The Surface
Spring planting while embracing the past.
Flight of the Ruby
Sunshine
Snow Leopard at the Bronx Zoo NYC
Standing on the Edge
Gaze
Mountain view at Langkawi
Observation
Sky View at Langkawi Skyway
A breath taking mother-to-be.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Field of Reeds

The land is often a reflection of something deeper. On this morning, clouds from the previous night's storm roamed the skies above Antelope Island. I was suddenly struck by the contradictory nature of morning itself. Morning truly is the remnants of what was, the ending from the past and yet before me, something entirely new and unknown. A continuous cycle that is but a reflection of our lives. Like the mountains, we to are subjects of time and bear witness to fleeting moments. Things we thought, hoped, would be forever are suddenly gone and we are all a little poorer for it. And in that sad truth, perhaps we should just laugh and think of the time we had, and appreciate the awesome beauty.. of what was. For what you see here is but a fleeting moment, a contradiction. I stand with the land as the first light of day finally arrives. A new beginning in a field of reeds.

TAGS: Dawn, Nature, United States, Utah

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Ogden, Utah, United States of America
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© Mark Seawell.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: June 13, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
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Camera Model: E-M5MarkII
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
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