14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
"I Was Framed"
About Anna Wachtel
For Gunn High School junior Anna Wachtel, it was a serendipitous decision to visit the city.
"I was in San Francisco for fun with a friend, and we were wandering through
a tunnel and saw that, and thought it would make a cool picture," she
She took a straight shot with her Minolta single-lens reflex
camera. Everything was already in place, including the message
scrawled on the wall. "I thought
it was an interesting combination. The wall was covered with graffiti, and
that was one piece you could read well. It was an interesting light setting."
Wachtel has been taking photography for two years at Gunn, beginning in her sophomore year. She plans on continuing next year as a senior.
-- 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.