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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Stalks of wheat peeking out from the back of a rusty light blue dumpster.

I took this shot because something about the way the pale tapered wheat stalks contrasted the bent up rusty blue metal caught my attention. I found it to be a soothing image that resonated a gentle beauty. Later, I came to see this image as evocative of the American heartland though I photographed it in Dufur, Oregon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Dufur, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
Copyright: © Mari Saint-Pierre