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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Big Sur 67

Inspiration for this image came from one of my favorite artists, Eyvind Earle. Known for his intense colors and dramatic lighting, I tried to recreate this feeling with this shot. I composed the North Star to create the circular spin to further add to the intensity so common in many of his pieces. I waited for the moon to be low on the horizon to get the most out of the shadows and golden mist over the ocean.

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Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Copyright: © Eric Blackman