13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Youth 16 and Under

 

"Lighthouse Swirls"
By Kevin Chung

About Kevin Chung


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The 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.

--Cross Missakian