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On the Way

In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else.

When I travel, my camera is usually the third thing into my bag, after my passport and wallet. Lately, though, the camera hasn’t been making it into the bag at all — it stays on me, so I can take photos out the airplane window.

There’s often too much haze or cloud cover to get great shots from 35,000 feet, and I don’t have any specialized equipment, just my regular ol’ camera. But sometimes light and landscape are on my side and I can grab photos like this one, made as my plane descended into Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. In early May, swaths of tulips cover the Dutch landscape; kilometer-long brushstrokes of color turn the countryside into a huge art piece:

tulips, two

For this week’s photo challenge, stop and photograph the metaphorical roses (or the literal tulips). Share a shot of something you saw, did, or experienced on the way: a photo not of your destination, but of an interesting thing along the way. Show us something stunning others might have missed, or find some unexpected beauty in a mundane moment. Maybe we can all start looking at the in-betweens a bit differently!

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