Congratulations to the following Di students for sweeping the high school portion of the 2012 Earth Through a Lens photography competition! This year's theme challenged students to investigate the natural environment, the human impact on the environment, energy production, transportation, or the human figure in the environment. The students work will hang next to professionals from across North America at the Ranch Mirage Public Library from April through June with an awards ceremony held on Earth Day, April 21st.
"This image depicts the relationship between the natural landscape of the desert and the man-made constructions found in our environment. The lights of automobiles passing by, the windmills as an energy source in the background, and the scrub brush of the White Water exit, all come together as a bold statement on the I-10 corridor."
"I shot this photograph while on a hike in the La Quinta cove with my family. The image
portrays how we can still find beauty in the empty dryness of the desert."
A Second Life3rd Place
"People usually do not stop to notice the small glimpses of beauty in nature, especially in the empty and dry environment of the desert. For me, its important to take the time to explore it, looking at it from a different perspective in order to uncover the subtle hints it leaves for us even during its' 'second life'."
and runners up
Rachel Soper (left), Jenni Varela (Center), and Marissa Lazalde (right)
as well as all of the DATA Digital Imaging submissions!