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Preserving Pictures and Purity – An Odyssey from Canyon to Canon

by Venky

(Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, AZ | Google Maps)

The Canyon was bathed in a magisterial hue of light reflecting the invincible power of the radiant sun. The magnificent Orb, the very source of life for the only Planet with recorded inhabitation was serenely enveloping the imperial rock formations. Thousands of shutters clicked and clacked away in unison with uncontrolled exclamations and unbelievable finger shifts. The spectacular sights this evening would be fodder for envy on Instagram tomorrow.

Parveen watched with a tinge of amusement and melancholy at the chattering tourists. Bucket lists would be ticked off, as would be showboating with selfies, but the rampant march of climate change will continue unabated. Flooding was shifting vegetation along the Colorado River to species with more drought-tolerant traits. Native willows, rushes and cattails were in great peril.

Mankind had to do something; she had to do something. Something that would go beyond mere rhetorical campaigns and Canon DSLR selfies!

(Word Count: 150)

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9 comments

Dale November 11, 2018 - 4:23 pm

And so it goes..

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Joy Pixley November 12, 2018 - 4:02 am

Selfies and bucket lists will definitely not solve the problem, you’re right. Great take on the prompt.

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venkyninja1976 November 12, 2018 - 5:19 am

Thank you so much!

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Lynn Love November 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Sad and sobering – all those environments that we’re changing forever.

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venkyninja1976 November 12, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Absolutely! Sobering indeed.

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k rawson November 12, 2018 - 7:50 pm

Nicely done, a great take on the prompt.

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venkyninja1976 November 13, 2018 - 12:56 am

Thanks Much!

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4963andypop November 12, 2018 - 8:46 pm

I enjoyed the contrast between the magestic Natural world and the vain and frivolous humans. Your use of adjectives (magisterial, magnificent, invincible, serene) tells us plainly, who has the real power here.

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venkyninja1976 November 13, 2018 - 12:56 am

Glad you liked it. Thank you so much!

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