13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
About Kevin Chung
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 the time.
Short story writers wanted!
The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.