Valerie Gomez, Palo Alto High School, Sea Ranch, CA

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.