I think this photo does a good job capturing the beauty that is so often taken for granted. This photo was taken on The Lost Coast, a beautiful place only a few miles away from grocery stores and restaurants. While people struggle with school, jobs, and family, it is very easy to lose sight of the magical things that have existed around us for years. I’m hoping that this photo can help remind people how important our relationship with nature is as well as the importance of appreciating both the big and little things in life.
This photo was originally a mistake, but upon a second look i came to love its painting-like quality. For me it represents the feeling that oftentimes life takes the reins and you can’t always control the outcome. You can only hold on and persevere in the face of adversity.
This photo captures the mystery of a shadow. How it is always there looming over your shoulder, perhaps judging your next move or telling you where to go. This photograph is a timeless piece that could be taken in any specific era. It makes the viewer stop and think. What is this man’s story? Who is he and where is he headed? It feels classic yet modern with a geometric twist. It makes the viewer beg to know more about this mysterious man. It makes you wonder about yourself, your actions and their chain effect on other people, and of course, your ever present shadow.
Before looking at this photograph more closely I hadn’t noticed the father in the background carrying his child and walking with his other child behind him. I also hadn’t really paid attention to the big blue and yellow trash cans as well as the construction in the back. Even in beautiful places, like the beach, trash cans are present and this reminds me of our consumerist society and of the effect we have on all nature everywhere.
This photo looks like it comes out of an old horror film. It has an erie look to it like it is cluing you into something that is going to happen, but you don’t know what. It has a sense of mystery, like there could be people in the back of the picture and you just have no idea.
This photo reflects the feeling of loss of faith. Many people in Silicon Valley are resorting to suicide, leaving behind only material things to represent what their life once was. The window represents what might be the pathway to Heaven. People might believe that their true treasure lies in the afterlife. This is extremely tragic because there is no way we will ever know.
It looked like a colorful painted background and a light projecting it into my eyes. I watched my brother climb to the tallest rock by the ocean and he stood there as I took the picture. To me, I was seeing the light rising from the ground into the air and gone into the heavens. When you’re looking at the photo it feels like a dream, all the bad thoughts gone and you’re floating through a calm sky.
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.
There’s something in the barn, behind the doors, that I didn’t notice before. A wheelbarrow, perhaps? This photo evokes feelings of warmth, happiness, and security…which is interesting because I spent the second half of this Christmas weekend rather upset. But a brief moment of reflection and wonder at the sight of the warm barn at dusk makes me remember the weekend fondly.
I took this photograph upon my arrival to a near-ghost desert town in Nevada. When I was there, I had the mentality that the environment was extremely desolate and barren. In looking at this photograph, what stands out most to me is the variety of greenery and life.