19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Magnolias in the Sky

It was my final day of my junior year at university, and I did one final walk around the campus now that almost everybody was gone. I often sat by the Magnolia Tree in front of the dining hall, and was enchanted by its color and size. I wanted to take a photo of it, and I realized I saw the flowers appear as if they were blooming across the sky. I saw this photo as a token of good, somewhat magical fortune for the future.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Morris, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Luke Whitney