arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Xi'an Drum Tower and McDonalds
Cosmos in the Garden
This is a picture of an angry swan. From far away they look very beautiful but up close they can be can be very agressive.
Eagle Cliff Falls, Havana Glen. New York State.
Venice sculpture on a cloudy day in May.
Overlooking the river from the Bridge of Gold in Florence Italy while vacationing with my family
Temple Offerings on Mt Taishan Shandong China
Food Vendor on the Street in Seoul Korea.
Waiting for the sunrise looking off of the balcony of our hotel room on an summer morning in the Florida Keys
This is a picture of my Dog Onyx who was waiting for me to continue on. He was waiting in the shade and I saw the shadow design of the fence in front of me and thought it would make a neat picture.
Classic Cadillac Convertable poised in its glory in Miami Florida along the banks of Biscayne Bay as a worthy contestant in the Festivals of Speed event.
A hot day in California, as seen through my new daughter's eyes.
Tree Frog photograph from our backyard - saw the frog, by chance, went in the house, and shot a few pictures. I liked the light coming through the leaves, and branches of the bush - it just looked rig
"Kree-ee-ar" Picure taken on my roof of my house.Red-tail Hawk is one of three species found in North America.Native American used the sacred feathers for religious ceremonies.
This is a picture of my friend Mike down in Miami Florida. We were feeding the seagulls and wanted to see if they would risk taking the food from our hands. They did.
This is a photo of our barn at night time. I put the heat lamps on in each of the stalls and took a long exposure picture. This was the result.
Chimney rock in Lake Lure, NC
A butcher in a local supermarket prepares to cut and package the meat. His awkward stance and the eerie scene in which he is in makes this a very strange and non-typical environmental portrait of a or
A young girl in her room surrounded by her accomplishments- awards, retouched photos, sashes, crowns, & dresses. By the look on her face you get the sense that this may not be the life she choose to l
My potted patio coffee tree bloomed in April, had green berries in October, has red berries in November.
A Tree in winter.
The Chief of the Farmville Fire Department helps a young boy whose house has just burnt up. The little boy asks the Chief to save his backpack so he can go to school on Monday-luckily, the one thing t
Waxy Monkey Frog from South America.  The photo was taken, hand-held with available light through glass.  This makes the background very soft and the frog very sharp.
8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A hot day in California, as seen through my new daughter's eyes.

A hot day in California, as seen through my new daughter's eyes.

TAGS: California, United States

photographer avatar
El Cerrito,
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Tom Van Vleet.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2010
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 15, 2010, 4:45 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot S95
Focal Length: 6mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f2
ISO: ISO800
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Berkeley, California, United States of America