14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images

Abstract composition of November 7, 2015. Harriman State Park, New York. While hiking around a small glacial lake Nawahunta in Harriman State Park in New York I spotted a field of bunched up pine needles floating in still water. I was amazed how subtly forces of nature moved these needles around to create quaint rhythmical patterns. I noticed how expressive these patterns were. To me some of them were reminiscent of van Gogh’s brushstrokes while some were perceived as a cushion protecting me in the moment of emotional serenity and wonder.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Sloatsburg, New York, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Alecsey Boldeskul