(3rd Place – Photography)
Title of Art Piece: Summer Dew Drops
Student/Artist’s Name: Emma O’Connor
School: West Valley High School
Artist Statement: As an amateur photographer, my favorite thing to do is experiment. I like taking pictures simply for the enjoyment of trying to capture a specific point in time or a beautiful scene displayed in front of me. It’s almost like playing a game with the camera and figuring out the correct settings in order to get the picture to turn out the way I want. I love taking pictures of nature over every other subject. This is because I like how colorful and intriguing nature is, and I try to put all of its natural elements into the perfect picture. The picture I took of a water droplet on a leaf is one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken because of how detailed it is.