13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

When a mountain yells at you “Here I am, Photograph Me!”, eventually you start to ignore it. After all how many times can you shoot a pretty mountain peak at sunrise/set? But then moments like this happen and I begin to see the world for what it is – a tapestry of beauty which mankind can only dream of creating on their own. This image I consider to be one of my best. I get it, it’s not for everyone, but trust me when I tell you how wonderfully soothing, calming such an image radiates. It’s like wearing Silk.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Copyright: © Rodney Lough Jr.