13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Youth 16 and Under
By Kevin Chung
About Kevin Chung
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Old Point Loma Lighthouse, in Cabrillo National Monument near
San Diego, has been restored to its 1880's condition. Kevin Chung
stopped there while on a family vacation over Thanksgiving a
couple of years ago.
"You could look through these windows into the rooms, and see what it was
like for the people who used to live there," he said.
But he found himself more interested in the building, which
struck him as "a
lonely lighthouse on the coast," than the lifestyles of nineteenth century
lightkeepers. From the top of the lighthouse, he leaned over a rail to get
just the right shot of the swirling staircase.
Chung, a freshman at Gunn High School, may have inherited his interest in photography
from his photojournalist father. He would like to take photography at school,
but so far, between track and field, playing clarinet and tenor saxophone in
the band, plus all those academic classes they make you take, he hasn't found