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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Garden of marigolds

Throughout the year I collect dry plants or fresh plants and dry them, keep them, arrange them to a composition and make photos. Dry flowers, stems, leaves of trees and flowers give the photographer a wealth of patterns, colours and shapes. I do not think it is necessary that photo must always capture the entire plant in its all splendour. Sometimes only fragments or parts of the plants are sufficient to reveal the beauty of plants. The composition is for me as important as the subject itself. Photo is composed of dry leaves and individual petals of marigold.

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Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Moravsk√Ĺ Krumlov, Czechia
Copyright: © Frantisek Rerucha