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This photo was taken on my way through the mountains to Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley when my family was taking a trip there for the day. My photo relates to this year's contest theme of phenomena in that the fog is oddly thick and you can't see through it. This makes you wonder what is behind the fog and what it might be concealing in its gray abyss.
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"I took this picture right outside my school. I was walking back to school with my friends after a field trip. I needed to take a picture for a school photography project, and a bright, purple flower caught my eye. This isn’t my favorite picture that I’ve taken, but my teacher liked it and told me to enter it into this contest.

When you live in a big city, a blooming flower is quite a phenomenon. Growth and nature is a phenomenon in itself, even if you don’t live in an urban area. But inside a city, it is more rare to see a spectacle like a vibrant, purple flower, blooming by the sidewalk. This flower is definitely a phenomenon.

My photograph uses a couple of elements of composition. It uses the rule of thirds. Another thing my picture has is balance between the subject and the background. My picture also has vibrant colors and avoids mergers. Those are a couple photographic elements used in my picture."
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Photo was taken in a parking lot. It relates because this old car is a phenomena of this age right now.
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I took this photograph of a potted plant on my deck. The plant isn't normally much to look at, but I covered my camera lens with a holographic bag a friend gave me which created the colorful effect in the photo. The potted plant isn't usually what would be considered a phenomenon, as it's neither rare nor impressive nor particularly interesting. However, with the camera lens and the holographic bag, I was able to shoot something that involves the eyes with color and creates the rare sensory experience of a phenomenon for the viewer, out of an ordinary plant.
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This photo was taken in a studio with the lights off. The theme "phemomena" to me means something unrealistic or a fantasy. In this project I wanted to experiment with light painting to see what I could create.
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This photo was taken in Bogota, Colombia. This photo relates to this year's contest theme because this picture speaks without the viewer knowing the meaning behind it. Phenomena is "something that is impressive or extraordinary". The ones that have an encounter with this picture will observe that this building is quite older. It is extraordinary that many moments, many emotions, and actions, can be captured at once. This Cathedral has had many encounters with people, and has been there since 1823. To capture a photo of a building, a place, something meaningful to many, is very much impressive and extraordinary.
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It was a late morning when my family invited my sisters and me to go out to eat. With excitement and thrill, we jumped into the car right away to go to the breakfast buffet. As we looked at the high, large buildings, there stood a big red and blue symbol which was the sign of the Korean Air International Airport. It was filled with modern architecture inside and glass crystal windows leading to the buffet. When I first stepped into the buffet, I noticed a bright dirty yellow shelf with aesthetic objects sitting on the board. I knew this would create inspiration and creativity from what I have seen. Through this picture, phenomena reveals its perspective of observations and senses that we are surrounded with of different varieties of colors.
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This photo is a brilliant scene of the phenomenon of the beautiful colors of a male peacock that I was able to see while in a zen garden in California. It was a remarkable experience to be so close to one so calm and I had never seen the colors of a peacock as bright as this one.
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At the start of this brief essay, I didn't really know what the contest was really asking for. I thought phenomenons had to be pictures of unexplainable events like the eruption of a volcano. I was blinded by the idea that phenomenon had to be something mind-blowing and complicated. But I wanted to pull out something from our every day lives that, as humans, we looked over with no significance and capture it with my camera to preserve the moment for people to see. And than It hit me, The biggest phenomenon of all is the ability to communicate and create a special bond between us, our friendship. it is something that we cannot explain. Our world revolves around the necessity to make bonds and relate to other people. If you feel excluded with no friends, you will get depressed and your perspective of life will change. Since the beginning of history, even in books, like "Adam and Eve" the entire concept revolves in human connection. Phenomenons are so special that they cannot be willingly captured because there is no explanation to it. I did not mean to capture friendship, only two guys hugging. I was only able to identify what I captured after taking the picture. This is why friendship is a phenomenon.
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The photo was taken outside when my friend was blowing bubbles.
I love science and seeing how the principles we read about in books play out in our daily lives. Some of the most fascinating aspects are the sphere, physics, and how surface tension works with them to create bubbles. I love how the bubble is both translucent and also an iridescent mirror of the world. It is amazing how when a bubble has equal pressure it is able to exist and continue. It is just like how we have to keep our lives in balance for our own healthy existence. The bubble is an amazing phenomenon that has so many parallels to our lives.
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This photo was taken at my school and I believe it is phenomena because of the pure joy and happiness that bubbles can produce in people. I also think it is amazing that these little, delicate bubbles can last so long floating in the sir.
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This photo was taken outside of a house where there was a thorny rose bush. The model in this photo is my friend Kalliope. I think that this picture is phenomenal because she is posed in such a natural way that shows that she is not really trying but still is the center of attention. The shadow on her face and the lighting in this picture is perfect, also making this a phenomenal piece. A few weeks ago I wanted to have a photoshoot with my two friends incorporating butterflies. After this idea came to mind, my dad and I went to Hobby Lobby to pick out some fake butterflies. While walking with my friends, we stumbled upon a house with a pretty garden with nature that I thought would go with their aesthetics. I thought that this thorn would match Kalliope’s presence by complimenting her features.
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