19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Fairy tale forest

This fairy-tale forest is located near the village of Lubykovytchi in Ukraine. The forest is quiet and damp. I walk gently along the path, enchanted by the colors of the last September days. Suddenly I notice an owl sitting on a big stump in the middle of the forest. The stars of its eyes merge with yellowing leaves and pull me into a fairy-tale atmosphere - where time stands still, and you're united with nature. For this photo, I adjusted the advantage of yellow on the camera to emphasize the autumn landscape.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Ukraine
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Petro Katerynych