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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The Forest Floor

Soon after we moved into our home last October, the ground was covered in colorful leaves and dotted with emerging wild mushrooms. On this particular shoot, I was walking our dog around the property and came across a stack of tree trunks that had been cut down. The flat surface called for a beautiful iron and wood door I had photographed in Stuttgart, and the array of color and various stages of autumn leaves framed it beautifully for the season I wanted to feature. And to top it off, little chimneys of wild mushrooms dotted the "roof" of this forest floor abode.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Jamie Karnik