Reflections of Cypress

“To love a swamp, however, is to love what is muted and marginal, what exists in the shadows, what shoulders its way out of mud and scurries along the damp edges of what is most commonly praised. And sometimes its invisibility is a blessing. Swamps and bogs are places of transition and wild growth, breeding grounds, experimental labs where organisms and ideas have the luxury of being out of the spotlight, where the imagination can mutate and mate, send tendrils into and out of the water.”
― Barbara Hurd,
Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination

I promised this post would be brighter than my last one but I never said it would be colorful! I hope you like it.

"Reflections of Cypress"

“Reflections of Cypress”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/20 at 1/60 sec., 16mm
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Vulnerable Love

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket–safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”
C.S. Lewis

I know which one I like better, but thought I’d ask your opinion:
Which of the two edits of this image do you prefer? There’s a 1-question poll beneath the second image. Thanks for your feedback!

Vulnerable Love (Edit No. 1)

Vulnerable Love (Edit No. 1)

Vulnerable Love (Edit No. 2)

Vulnerable Love (Edit No. 2)