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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Surface of a log submerged in a pond.

I took this photo in June on a sunny day when the varied contents of our large pond were especially lit up. When I viewed this photo later on I was pleased by the amount of detail I captured and how, all together, the pieces of the image appeared to create what I viewed as a piece of art. This inspired me to continue seeking out natural subjects that, viewed in the abstract, were more akin to paintings than realistic photos.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Estacada, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
Copyright: © Mari Saint-Pierre