19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The "sinking" summer..

The sinking "Summer" Coming from an art-family, I also have artistic genes and rich imagination. I like to create art or to discover it around me: in nature or in the mundane. One day when I was walking in a nearby forest, I noticed a thrown away or forgotten doll, lying in a puddle in the middle of fallen autumn leaves. I associated this with a transition of the seasons, a fusion of summer with autumn. The colourful and smiling doll, reminded me of the summer, sinking into the cool embrace of the autumn. I immediately came up with the idea to create an abstract, something metaphorical and symbolic. To emphasize the mystery and the magic, and to create "time-portal" effect, I blurred the image through lens racking.

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Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: None, United States of America
Copyright: © Veronika K Ko