18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
I'm Free

I was in Maui; a place I go to feel safe, renewed, and to feel hope. I was on the beach right before sunset; the wind was blowing. My cell phone was on a tripod set to take a random picture every few minutes. I held up my scarf in the blowing wind. I had recently survived, and still working on surviving, a traumatic experience, and I felt free for the first time in awhile.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Kaanapali near Lahaina in Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro Max
Copyright: © Lara Bush-Pensy