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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A pile of seeds on the sidewalk

It had been windy, so the trees were gifting the ground. I get around in a wheelchair, so I tend to notice minutae low to the ground such as this: Cropping the image so severely, so that the seed pile becomes nothing but a synecdoche helps to show the irony in the struggle between Nature and industry.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Hayward, California, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 5c
Copyright: © Scott Bentley