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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Introversion

I was lucky to be able to have the experience to campout at White Sands New Mexico (Permit only). After hiking around all day in the sun, I decided to relax, and just watch the stars for a while. It was a gorgeous night, full of life and wild energy in the starry sky. I saw this lone cloud in the night drifting slowly, and had to photograph. Lately I've been feeling like life has been forcing me to become more introverted of a person. My goal when I was visiting White Sands, was to make this thought come to life, using minimalism. I'm still trying to make sense of why I'm becoming more introverted, and I figured out that I just don't know. I reasoned not knowing is okay. Accepting not knowing has helped me mentally for the time being. The lone cloud represents me. I feel like I'm forced to feel alone in this world, forcing me to become a lone cloud. This image encompasses that acceptance.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: New Mexico, United States of America
Copyright: © jerad armijo