18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Upside down sunset

The night before Thanksgiving 2020. Walking on the beach in Charleston South Carolina and the sun was setting behind a thick blanket of clouds. The sun peaked out and reflected in a tidal pool. I had my two sons walk to the other side and snapped a photo of their reflection. When I flipped the image upside down, suddenly it appeared like they were walking on another planet with the reflection of the sky looking ethereal and heavenly. I feel a strong spiritual connection in this picture. After a year of Covid and fear and anxiety, this image captured something positive and uplifting. It’s about my love for my boys, my appreciate of nature, and hope for the future.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone XS
Copyright: © Dina Zeckhausen