Alexandra Hsieh, Palo Alto High School, The Stanford Lake
This was originally meant to be a photo that portrayed the death of something that was once beautiful. Now, however, it means far more than that. The delicate branches sharply contrast with the tree’s gnarly main structure. With the sky gently arching overhead, the tree looks morbid, alien, even. I feel fascinated, rather than horrified by such an atrocity. My eyes long to trace the lines of the tree and follow around the entire photo.
I like how the alive tree is peaking over the hill. It’s a glimpse of what this tree might have looked like in the past.
I like how there is not much empty space left, so you can look at this picture for a long time and still find new things.
I really like the angle of the ground in the picture and the almost silhouette like branches in the tree, nice photo!