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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Paul Bunyan's Stump-North Cascades National Park

I moved up to the Northwest from Kansas several years ago. Despite the grey, wet winters there is a what I call "cloud drama" that comes hand-in-hand with that never ending wet weather. This is no ordinary "drama." And yes, trust me I have seen my fair share of weather drama in the Tornados in Kansas. This is a whole new level its more like "apocalyptic –the world looks like it is going to end" style cloud drama you see straight out of a Lord of the Rings movie. It is terrifying and beautiful. What's better is that usually in the evening around sunset the sun seems to show itself despite chaos. I have really come to love this about the northwest, and I love capturing this "drama". A great example here.

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Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Camera: X-T1
Copyright: © Anthony Fiorillo