A Man's Reach Must Exceed His Grasp

Challenge #35 in the Telling the Story series. Hosted by CharlesB58.
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Poet Robert Browning penned this famous quote. The meaning is debated, but for the most part is thought to mean that we must always have an unseen goal, some lofty purpose to strive for. Some would say that if we have no purpose, we have no reason for living. This challenge is about portraying lofty ideals, goals, purposes which someone may reach for all their life but never attain. Whether the photo is a literal interpretation such as a hand reaching for something just out of reach, or more esoteric image, keep in mind the images should portray the idea that there are always things in life worth reaching for even if we may never grasp them.
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Mount Rainier Whiteout
by BryceM
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Conditions turned unexpectedly deadly when a predicted storm blew several hours early - Climbers struggle in the face of mounting whiteout and gale-force wind and sub-zero temperatures on Mount Rainier before abandoning their goal in favor of a safe return to Paradise (Longmire).
Submitted: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 06:25 (GMT)
Focal length: 6.1 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 80
Notes: Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom
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