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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. Shawna Lemay 41 months ago | reply

      the gesture is so elegant.

    2. McCoy352 41 months ago | reply

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

    3. lupofoto 41 months ago | reply

      Fantastic and perfect. Lovely photograph.

    4. marianboulogne 41 months ago | reply

      beautiful focus

    5. MatteoSnsNikon 41 months ago | reply

      molto molto bella :)
      complimenti :)

    6. JP Benante 41 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.
      Superb!!
      --
      Seen in my contacts' photos

    7. JoGo... 41 months ago | reply

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

    8. Kirstin Mckee 41 months ago | reply

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

    9. Project Dreamland 41 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Excellent focus & bokeh!

    10. ...arpi... 41 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...

    11. dapalmerpeter (slow & low) 41 months ago | reply

      mamma mia such krazy bells! wonder!

    12. Greg-0 41 months ago | reply

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

    13. kalesson 41 months ago | reply

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

    14. Wolfgang Moersch 41 months ago | reply

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

    15. tumbleweed.in.eden 41 months ago | reply

      too perfect not to fave.

    16. manyfires 41 months ago | reply

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

    17. twoaftertwenty 41 months ago | reply

      wonderful dof :)

    18. just.like.that. 41 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. 41 months ago | reply

      My god this is amazing. Truly truly perfect.

    20. CanMan90 38 months ago | reply

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

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