12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Autumn wildflowers

I shot this on the Pawtuxet River in Rhode Island on an overcast October day. The soft light gave the scene a quiet, tranquil feel you can't get on sunny days. That these blossoms would soon be gone as winter closed in added a slight sense of melancholy to the afternoon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Coventry, Rhode Island, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D80
Copyright: © Bill Jonscher