Emma Cole, Palo Alto High School, Lake Michigan
I took this photo of my friend on a vacation to Lake Michigan last summer, and seeing it again brought back many good memories. I remember jumping off that deck more times than I could count. The water was freezing cold and every time we made it in the water we swore we wouldn’t jump in again. But two minutes later we would climb back on the dock and jump in again and again endless times. I took this photo without my friend knowing, so it makes me wonder what she was thinking about as she looked at the lake. This photo means a lot to me because it brings me back to the fun times we had over the summer.
I can really feel the emotion in this photograph. Personally, I feel a sense of sadness and am reminded of what it’s like to say goodbye to summer vacation.
The composition and lighting in this photo is excellent.
I like the way the dress is blown out to the side. It shows that there was a slight gust as the camera took the picture. Also, the sunlight in the corner and in your hair really catches my eye.