18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Water painting: a drawing created by light on the surface of water

This year, our world has changed because of COVID-19. Many things became unavailable, a lot had to be changed. It turned out that some changes, in particular the way of life, are not so bad: something that I passed hundreds of times in a hurry to or from work, suddenly struck me with its beauty. This is the usual water in the lake near my house and light: morning, afternoon, evening, in March or April, in May or June. This water painting reminded me of impressionist paintings, or graceful graphics on silk. I never cease to amaze with the beauty of simple things and want to show it to you.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Copyright: © Olena Lemberska