21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
When I have my camera on my side, I am ready for whatever!

12 years ago, I made a huge life decision and left Connecticut for Atlanta. After graduating college, I felt it was best to take the freelance photographer route instead of a corporate job in CT. 12 years later, I have been through so many ups and downs. I have dealt with death, break ups, Covid 19, and plenty of job changes. Through out it all, I continue to take pictures, I continue to seek the beauty in life. That is why I took this photo at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Georgia. This photo represents the reality that "When I have my camera on my side, I am ready for whatever!".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Douglasville, Ga, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Lance Long