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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A barren tree on Bulls Island

Bulls Island is about an hour north of Charleston, South Carolina and only accessible by boat. After the ferry dropped the passengers off on a hot summer morning in August, I walked the two miles to Boneyard Beach which is full of bare trees and driftwood.My goal was to slow down the motion of the water and create a sense serenity for the scene. The bare branches brought forth a vision in my mind of hands reaching to the heavens.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Bulls Island, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Carla DeVose