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Equipment: Nikon D800e and Nikkor 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 g
Tell us more about your photo: We took the kids out to West Texas for spring break this year. My family has roots in Marathon going back over 100 years when my great-grandfather was a local businessman and rancher. We were staying in an adobe on the south side of town.
After lunch one day we all took a walk in the Gage Gardens on the southeast end of Marathon. The gardens are open to the public and run by the Gage Hotel. I meandered under a wrought iron canopy and looked up and saw how the clouds and ironwork just lined up at that moment. I set myself up directly under the center of the canopy. I used my wide zoom lens to capture a large section of the canopy and sky together.