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Clouds Glow in Utah
View from plane window in final approach to Ted Stevens Intl. Airport
Long Lake along Little Lakes Trail
Workout
Parallel Paths
Light Rays over the Blue Ridge Mountains
Sunrise in Western Maryland
Camping with a view
Kids playing football
Vastness
Silverthorne, CO
The Rocky Mountains poke through the clouds with snowy peaks.
Fire and ice
Where Moonrise meets Sunset
Canigou after Snowfall
Looking up the Mountains from the Rock Beach
The Fog Creeps In
Fields of Ti Plants and Palm Trees
Moonrise Over the Colorado River
West Maui Mountains
The Sierra Nevada mountains peek through a bluish November fog.
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Vastness

As I stood at a busy vantage point over Peyto Lake, I wished for a time when you could be in this spot alone. I fixed my eyes into the valley and tuned my ears from the chatter of the crowd of tourists taking selfies to the wind through the trees and imagined solitude in such vastness. How small I felt. There's beauty in realizing you are small and the world lives on for others to see regardless of your presence, life, or awareness. It also fascinates me to think how different it may look a few generations from now. What did it look like 100 years ago, before the parking lot?

TAGS: Blue, Canada, Lake, Mountains, Valley

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Murphy, Texas, United States of America
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© Jaclyn Guenther.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7M3
Focal Length: 47mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO100
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