12th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Views Beyond the Peninsula
By Raelyn Jacobson
About Raelyn Jacobson
Jacobson had an unusual opportunity recently to combine two of
her interests -- contests and photography.
When she was a child, she often played with her father's camera. Upon graduation
from Castellana High School, she was given a camera as a graduation
present, which she had opportunity to use last year when she took her first photography
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"I had a photo project where we had to do a 10 photo series," said
She chose her sister as the subject of her series, and quickly got carried
away, taking more pictures than the assignment called for. Her winning photo,
was one of those extra pictures. It depicts her sister posing in her Pitzer
College dorm room with a sheet wrapped around her head. The photograph was
because "it just fit the picture; it's just what you can't see of the
picture and what they can't see of you and what's outside the frame. It's just
The photo was one of two she entered; the other was digitally
altered. Her growing portfolio has given her the opportunity
to finally indulge her interest
photography contests she could not enter in the past due to a lack of material.
Jacobson is a sophomore at UCSD currently majoring in computing in the arts