14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
About Abbie Smithson
Smithson's photo opportunity presented itself in the form of
her sister's prom night. The Menlo Atherton High School student's
sister was all dressed up with her hair done when Smithson took
her shot. While nearly all prom-goers have their picture taken,
not everyone gets the treatment Smithson's sister received.
The 16-year-old Redwood City native worked her magic by putting her 35-mm camera on a very low exposure at low shutter speed and taking the shot without a flash. But even Smithson was surprised at the final product. "I didn't now it was going to come out with the double reflection."
-- Carol Palinkas
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.