13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Peninsula Images


"Ice Skating at Embarcadero -- S.F."
By Anne MacKenzie

About Anne MacKenzie

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"I often try to find images through the photographic medium that I haven't seen before or at least not in the same way," said Anne MacKenzie.

In a quest to capture holiday lights, she came across the rainbow colors of Embarcadero's skating rink just as it was being cleared of people for sweeping, flooding and freezing. She photographed the skaters from a nearby second-story balcony.

Light is a source of continual fascination for MacKenzie.

"The photographers who excite me most, I think, are those who consider that the photograph is a way of capturing light," she said.

A retired art teacher and graphic designer, MacKenzie's interest in photography began about four years ago when she used a digital camera to create digital oil paintings.

She soon joined the Palo Alto Camera Club and became interested in the photograph as an end in itself, but maintains a painter's appreciation for fantasy.

"The photographs I find most memorable may not be entirely factual but leave some space for the viewer's imagination and contemplation," MacKenzie claimed.

--Colleen Corcoran

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