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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Maple Grove Giants

These old, giant maples are beautiful and imposing, with enormous branches covered in hanging moss. The entire scene before me was so beautiful, but also so chaotic, and I wanted to simplify the view. Using a telephoto at a wide open aperture, I created a series of images in a panoramic style to provide the perspective I envisioned, and to isolate the subject from the busy background foliage.

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Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Leavenworth, Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Nick DeBarmore