Photo by Darren Barnes
Darren Barnes is a computer engineer from Northern Virginia, USA. He is an amateur photographer who likes to combine photography with travel. He uses his work as a means to capture memories. His work usually focuses on landscape scenes and has been published in calendars, on-line websites, The Washingtonian, and used in commercial advertising. He is a past winner of the FotoDC Cherry Blossom Photo Contest.
I took this photo after getting into the habit of going out into nature in the early morning, as I had found that doing so helps me to start the day in a positive frame of mind. My wife was fighting off stage-3 cancer at the time, but responding well to her treatments, so it was a time of hope and optimism.