“Lone Star State”: My Submission to National Geographic’s 2014 Traveler Photo Contest

national geographic traveler photo contest competition 2014

I made this photograph during a recent portrait shoot and was struck by its potent “Texas” vibe. I had already been searching through my recent photos for an image that might stand some chance of winning or even simply placing in National Geographic’s 2014 Traveler Photo Contest, which I’ve made a habit of entering¬†every year, so I decided to enter this image in the “Sense of Place” category and tell the story of the image as a story of Texas:

national geographic traveler photo competition contest 2014

Title: Lone Star State

Photographer: Rebecca L. Bennett

Caption: Known for its beautifully rugged landscapes and its equally stalwart natives, Texas should also be known for its prairie sunsets. I captured this intimate moment in Blooming Grove, a small town untouched by industrialization and tourism, and probably one of the few rare examples of how life in the U.S.’s Lone Star State used to be (should be?).

Location: Blooming Grove, Texas, USA

Category: Sense of Place

Likes and/or shares via the contest page would be thoroughly appreciated!

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