10TH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST Smithsonian 10th Annual Photo Contest Finalists: Altered Images Check out the 10 finalists in the Altered category Smithsonian magazine March 1, 2013 / The image conveys a sense of 3-D in the scene of the aftermath of a powerful Midwestern tornado. The camera used is a Canon 5D Mark II, and the photo is an HDR image using Photomatix HDR Pro and Photoshop CS3. Wallpaper Download: iPad. Photo by Tim Wright. / This edited image shows smoke from an electric cigarette looming behind a wooden mask. The camera used was an Olympus E-3. Wallpaper Download: Desktop | iPad. Photo by Michal Baran. / The photographer says this montage of photos, captured with a Nikon D90, captures the “unique blend of reality and make-believe” that constitutes her childhood memories. Wallpaper Download: Desktop | iPad. Photo by Violet Kashi. / This photo, meant to portray the models as androids by dressing them in futuristic clothing, was inspired by Polish costume designer Lidia Sajdak. The camera used was a Nikon D700. Wallpaper Download: Desktop | iPad. Photo by Katarzyna Widmanska. / The photographer used a thin steel wire to support and attach a pollen spore to one of the ladybug’s arms. The camera used is an Olympus Pen PL-1 with a Super-Takumar 50 F/1.4 lens. Wallpaper Download: Desktop | iPad. Photo by Hiep Nguyen Hoang. / This wooden house, constructed in the early 1800s, is nestled under a massive cliff in an area uninhabited since the Stone Age. The camera used is a Nikon D40. Wallpaper Download: iPad. Photo by Sonya Kanelstrand. / The photo was taken in Times Square with an Olympus XZ-1. The photographer was visiting a friend in Brooklyn around the time of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, which prompted the picture’s title. Wallpaper Download: Desktop. Photo by Skip Hunt. / The photo is a composite from roughly two-dozen images, taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot, of the famous Duomo from various perspectives. Wallpaper Download: Desktop | iPad. Photo by Garret Suhrie. / This image was taken of a building being constructed at Xi'an Jiaotong University where the photographer is a student. Shakya used a Nikon D7000 to capture the photograph before giving it a final touch in PhotoShop CS5. Wallpaper Download: Desktop | iPad. Photo by Pramod Shakya. / The multiple shots depicting a busy morning in this image took the photographer, who served as the model, less than an hour to complete. The camera used was a Nikon D5000. Wallpaper Download: Desktop | iPad. Photo by Brittney Callahan. Get the latest stories in your inbox every weekday.