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What is your passion?

 


Everyone needs something they are passionate about, something that sparks your curiosity and gets you out of bed in the morning. For me, that is photography. When I am taking photographs or editing them later, time just flows and I lose myself in the task. This feeling of being in the zone is a wonderful feeling and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Find your passion and hold on!

Cheers,
Wade

About the image:
My entry (image above) for Stripes in the Photography Scavenger Hunt earned me an Honorable Mention from Sandra Parlow. I am honored to be selected out of the 273 images submitted. The image was taken at the NC Art Museum in Raleigh NC. I have taken many photographs of this building and was happy that this recent shot got noticed.


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