12th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Youth Award

 

"Projectory Reflections"
By Kevin Chung

About Kevin Chung

During the late afternoon, as the sun slowly sank for the night, Kevin Chung and his family walked through the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala grounds.

"I just noticed that the sun kind of peeked through the hole in the bells," Chung said.


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When the light reached the exact point to project the shadow of the bell against the white mission wall, Chung shot his winning photograph.

"I had to kind of scrunch at the corner to take the picture," Chung said.
Chung, an eighth-grader at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, began taking photos under the guidance of his father, who previously worked as a newspaper photographer. After returning from their family vacation, Chung's father saw his son's photograph and decided to put it in the photo competition, along with his own submission.

And what of dad's reaction to his son's award?

"He was fairly surprised. He thought he would win the photo contest," Chung said.

Chung has played the clarinet in the JLS band for the past three years and enjoys tennis for fun. Above all, he loves shooting photographs when traveling.
"All the wildlife shots and scenery really amaze me."

-- Grace Rauh