21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Standing Alone

A red flower rising from the darkness. As a retired Navy Corpsman, having served 23 yrs in combat providing medical coverage, I have seen the worst humanity has to offer. So, while photographing, I try to make images of the simple beacons of light to showcase the beauty around us. Therefore, often, I gravitate toward simple, innocent objects to photograph.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
Copyright: © JOHN HENDRICK