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Peace 2006 | by Mingfong
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Peace 2006

// Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin //

It was like many of my photos here--trying to be simple and peaceful.


I want my viewers to feel relaxed after a long day's work; hence the empty space above the lake is important. It should have been less contrasy because strong contrast labors my mind's eyes.



P.S. [June 25, 2006] I added this poem by William Wordsworth


By the Sea


It is a beauteous evening, calm and free;

The holy time is quiet as a nun

Breathless with adoration; the broad sun

Is sinking down in its tranquility;


The gentleness of heaven is on the sea:

Listen! the mighty Being is awake,

And doth with his eternal motion make

A sound like thunder - everlastingly.


Dear child! dear girl! that walkest with me here,

If thou appear untouched by solemn thought

Thy nature is not therefore less divine:


Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year,

And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine,

God being with thee when we know it not.


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Taken on June 6, 2006