13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images

In death we only see the sadness, at a funeral everyone is upset because that person is not their anymore. People need to realize that even in death a person can blossom. We leave flowers at a grave because they show beauty in the sadness. When a person passes we need to think of them as a flower even though they may only be here a short time they blossom and leave a beautiful scent for everyone who sees them. I have always wanted to travel, because I never had and the experience of doing so. Being able to create a photo in a place I have never been and show it to others would not only broaden my horizons but all those who see my work.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Alexis Hoffman