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Five Favorite Smithsonian Mag Photo Finalists

The Smithsonian Magazine recently unvieled the finalists for their Photo Contest 2012. The contest entries were grouped into five distinct categories, including The American Experience, The Natural World, People, Travel, and Altered Images. The contest, now in it's 10th year, attracts some of the world's foremost photographers. I had a very tough time picking my five favorite from the incredible final 50 photos but, alas, here they are. Enjoy.

Twisted. Photo by Tim Wright (Omaha, Nebraska). Photographed in Mapleton, Iowa, April 2011. Entered in the Altered Images category Farmers Harvesting Salt. Photo by Alamsyah Rauf (Sulawesi-Selatan, Indonesia); Photographed Indonesia, September 2012. Entered in the People category Kitchen in Abandoned Home Photo by Cleat Walters, III (Charlotte, NC). Photographed in Bodie, CA, June 2012. Entered in the Americana category Alternating Rice Plots in the Bacson Valley Photo by Hai Thinh Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam, July 15, 2012. Entered in the Travel category An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012. Photo by Colleen Pinski (Peyton, CO). Photographed in Albuquerque, NM, May 2012. Entered in The Natural World category

To see the rest of the 50 fantastic images and vote for whichever you think is deserving of the Reader's Choice Award, click here. In addition, if you are inspired by what you see, you can register to enter the Photo Contest 2013


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