This is a photo of the famous “half built - half carved” city of Petra. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is also known as the Rose City due to the color of the stone of which it is carved. What inspired me to submit this photo is how beautifully integrated nature and man-made structure can be.
An incredible hike led me to the famous mountain that we're all familiar with on the Toblerone bar. The Matterhorn is on the border of Switzerland and Italy whose summit is 4478 meters. It is sometimes referred to in the Swiss Alps as the "Mountain of Mountains". My favorite part about this picture is how the clouds are hugging the edges of the mountain, its clear reflection in the water and that it is snow covered in mid-July. Simply breathtaking.
This photo was taken during a short trip to Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Here I visited a small community, just outside the perimeter of the city, where the people supported themselves by sorting and recycling garbage. These beautiful and inspiring people worked and lived everyday amongst the garbage.
This photo was taken right as I woke up in Desolation Wilderness. I was on a backpacking and camping trip with other fellow Waterloo interns and grads. I feel that this photo summed up the weekend and our adventures perfectly.
I was fortunate enough to find myself in Yosemite Valley this summer. As a group, we decided to climb four hours to the summit of Glacier Point. Standing on the edge of a 5000 foot drop, my buddy was the only one who had the guts to pose for this picture. This friend is an inspiring individual who tries new things, and is never afraid to go the extra mile!
During my work term I had the incredible opportunity of joyriding a Model S for the weekend. We went south on America’s most beautiful road – the Pacific Coast Highway. Indeed, this picture feels almost surreal, but trust me, it was even more surreal in person. The green of foliage, blue of sea and sky, and brown of earth all contribute to a pleasing level change from land to sea. Leading viewers to infinity and beyond, the serpentine highway creates a subtle melodic motion in this symphony of nature and men. Finally, the inclusion of our Model S, as a finishing touch, brings the photograph to life. The car gives viewers context and depth into the story behind the picture.