18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Mandala with Miniature Tulips

My goal with this photo was to take something from nature and photograph it in an original way, and I wanted to create art that challenges the viewer to look at the natural world in a new way. The unique characteristics of the tulips are emphasized when rendered within the rotational symmetry of the mandala form. The curved green leaves make a great frame for the flowers. The center of the design highlights the tulip’s anthers. An in-camera multiple exposure of eight exposures was used to create the effect.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Markesan, Wisconsin, United States of America
Copyright: © Elizabeth Kazda