This scholar understands that photography is not just about skill, but also being in the right place at the right time. The winner for Still Photography with her artistic image of a Laguna Beach rock formation and bird in flight, TAYLOR ANDERSON. Congratulations, Taylor! –Grant Bixby
“This photo was taken with a Canon 5d, Canon 50mm 1.4 EF Aperture 3.5, Shutter Speed 1/2500, ISO 640.
This photo was taken in the scenic city of Laguna Beach. As my photography teacher, cousin, and I walked along the beach, we followed a path that led to a stretch of extraordinary rocks each uniquely shaped by the waves themselves. In this particular photograph I captured a bird soaring over one of the rock structures, clearly enjoying his surroundings of land and sea. While reviewing my film from that day, this shot stopped me in my tracks. Something about the exact placement of the bird, rock formation, and overal. destination drew me in because of its once in a lifetime feeling. I decided to turn the photo black and white, adding texture to make it have more drama. What a fantastic day!” — Taylor Anderson