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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.


Story Behind:


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.


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Taken on April 14, 2012