16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Don Quixote vs. The Universe

I drove to this windmill in northern NM at 3am to capture this image, intended to be a metaphor for mankind's folly to try to control the natural flow of the universe. I'm standing with a flashlight as the windmill strains against the spring winds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: San Ysidro, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Paul Schmit