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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Light Stupor

I ventured into the mount hood forest this past July with a friend. I love cascading waterfalls, and especially Ramona falls. I was finishing up shooting, and I told my friend that I was ready to go, until I saw a glimpse of sunlight slowly moving into the direction of the waterfalls through the tree branches. I ask her if we could stay another 20 minutes just to see what happens when the sun hits the waterfalls. Oh my god she was so thankful that we stayed. We were shown some of the most gorgeous sun beams that lasted only about 10 minutes (until the sun alignment went away). It was so ethereal, causing me to be in a stupor while photographing this beautiful moment.

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Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: none, Oregon, United States of America
Copyright: © jerad armijo