19th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Peninsula Images


"Sunset Solitude"
By Mary Bender

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Artist's Statement

Each time we walk our favorite trails at the Palo Alto Baylands, I capture totally different pictures. The light, the tides, the clouds, the colors; all play a different scene for my camera. One favorite spot is the boat launch where we often sit at water level surrounded by a certain magic, letting the stresses of the day ebb away. This particular day, a gentleman was already there, at the center of a silent scene that we couldn't disturb. We watched from above as the sunset angled through, and I photographed the beauty of the Baylands solitude from a new vantage point.