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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Twilight Dreams

Generally speaking when shooting the milk way you want the moon to be completely absent, or set. For this photograph I decided against that! I shot during a quarter moon which neatly lit up the gorgeous wild flowers, helping contrasting the night sky, and light pollution (From Portland/Vancouver) on the top right of the image. I loved how the moon gave the flowers and mount st helens a ethereal feel. I tried to find the beauty in all of the destruction this volcano caused to its landscape. It is a very barren area, but there are copious amounts of life starting to emerge from the ashes.

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Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © jerad armijo