12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
An Invitation to Exhale

Once in a while I would just drive on unfamiliar country road and just go where ever seems interesting, I would do that for hours until I was totally lost. Then, before I run out of gas, I would turn on the GPS and try to make my way back to the hotel. On this trip, I ended up at a lake shore, when I hiked out of the woods and saw the calm water ahead. You felt like you've been holding your breath your whole life, and now you can finally exhale.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Sanger, California, United States of America
Camera: DSC-RX100
Copyright: © Brian Yen