Magnified Setting

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Ali Johnson

I was attending a dinner party on my aunt's porch. A dinner guest left her wine glass as she walked off to fill her plate. The sun started setting almost immediately and I happened to be sitting even with the railing of the porch. My view of the sunset was magnified through the wine glass and as soon as I snapped the photo everyone around me became awed by such a brilliant mountain sunset. It was one of those moments where, of course, everyone knows what a sunset is like, but we all stood still, watched, and then appreciated.

Location: Black Mountain, North Carolina


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