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    I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem. ~Diana Gabaldon, "Dragonfly in Amber"

    Up at 4 or 5 am, the recollection of a dream perched just at the edge of my memory, perusing photos and quotes and waiting for a restless mind to settle long enough, again, to sleep. I can control the daytime thoughts, but what does one do when the subconscious decides to dream about things that have been long laid to rest? Time slips away when I close my eyes, and I might as well be ten years old again, caught up in a myriad of battle dreams. They are intriguing, to say the least.

    This was taken last summer on Neahkahnie Mountain, with a Hasselblad 500 C/M.

    Wolfgang Moersch, yui503cx, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. McCoy352 29 months ago | reply

      Lucid dreaming does and will cause one to think about things. I have
      had mostly positive experiences along these lines.

    2. lupofoto 29 months ago | reply

      Fantastic and perfect. Lovely photograph.

    3. marianboulogne 29 months ago | reply

      beautiful focus

    4. MatteoSnsNikon 29 months ago | reply

      molto molto bella :)
      complimenti :)

    5. JP Benante 29 months ago | reply

      I'm a sucker for great bubbly bokeh and shallow depth...they're such important secondary elements that add so much to an image.
      Seen in my contacts' photos

    6. JoGo... 29 months ago | reply

      Wow, beautiful! Love the clarity of the foxglove (?) in the foreground, with the bokeh forest in the background...awesome!

    7. Kirstin Mckee 29 months ago | reply

      what crisp focus.
      dahlia pictures in the making too....yay!

    8. Project Dreamland 29 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Excellent focus & bokeh!

    9. ...arpi... 29 months ago | reply

      lovely focus! I have a similar photo from a couple of years ago, also in the Pacific NW, in Ecola state park...

    10. dapalmerpeter (slow & low) 29 months ago | reply

      mamma mia such krazy bells! wonder!

    11. Greg-0 29 months ago | reply

      This is such a beautiful dreamy view. The subconscious is a mystery to me, and all that dream. :)

    12. ˙ʞ ʎlǝ 29 months ago | reply

      For some reason, the first descriptor that came to mind here was "delicious". Fantastic picture. [:

    13. Wolfgang Moersch 29 months ago | reply

      What a beauty! Perfectly done, one want to pick it.

    14. Ronnie Conlin 29 months ago | reply

      Nice composition and focus. Had a pretty crazy dream last night too. I dreamt I couldn't find a roll of 120 film any where. That's a sad thought.

    15. 29 months ago | reply

      too perfect not to fave.

    16. manyfires 29 months ago | reply

      A dream? I'd say that that's a nightmare!

    17. twoaftertwenty 29 months ago | reply

      wonderful dof :)

    18. 29 months ago | reply

      happy colors, joyful to me! and one just got to love the name "foxglove".
      I´ve been in a similar state the last weeks, with a lot of feelings and dreams. filled with people I haven´t met for ages.

    19. .nicole.marie. 29 months ago | reply

      My god this is amazing. Truly truly perfect.

    20. CanMan90 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot , excellent focus and clarity on the foxgloves , love the bokeh background

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