20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

This picture looks like a freehand brushwork in traditional Chinese painting. In the foreground, a vague purple plant blocks our sight ,which looks like bold outlines in traditional Chinese paintings. Behind the plant is a vivid lotus flower, which looks like a careful depiction with elegant colors. The combination of two styles and the contrast of blur and clearness make the flower cool and aloof, showing the photographer’s respect for the independent spirit of the flower.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Hampden, Massachusetts, the United States, None, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © zhi wen shen