1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
"Aloe Vera Garden"
Biography: I'm a fine art photographer living in one of the most scenic regions of the California central coast, the Monterey Peninsula. I developed a passion for photography late in life. I learned darkroom techniques when I was in college, but at that time I was focused more on software engineering and classical piano. Fast forward a few years and I realized that visual art is my true calling. Today I like to call myself an 'artist with a camera.'
I started taking photography seriously about six years ago. I have been developing my own style through a process of self-discovery. The more I learn,...