Photo Contest

Digital Photography Contest 

Check out this year's winners of the Teen Tech Photo contest From the Printed Page to the Digital Age: Solano at 100.

 

Looking for a Good Read?

 

The Secret Diamond Sisters 

The Seers 

Such Sweet Sorrow 

Beware of Boys 

We Are All Mad Here

By Katrina 04/17/14 at 10:42AM

Suisun City Library teens are turning their favorite literature into art. The current theme, "We Are All Mad Here," take inspiration from H.G. Howards Splintered series based on the Lewis Carroll classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Stop by the Suisun City Library after Easter to see more.

"Alice Twins" by Joanna Ayson

We're All Mad Here Display 2014 - Alice Twins by J. Ayson 

"Queen of Hearts" by Elijah Molina

We're All Mad Here Display 2014 - Queen of Hearts by E. Molina 

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Interview with Zoe Martin, winning photographer

By The Say-er of It 04/15/14 at 4:20PM

Winners of the 2014 Digital Photography Contest were invited to talk to the public about their work at Solano County Library’s 100 year anniversary celebration. We had a chance to interview these talented photographers at the event.

Untitled photo: Cat by Zoe Martin

What inspired you to take this photo? 
I like to take pictures, especially of nature. I was trying to take pictures in my yard one day but my cat, Kitty, kept bugging me so I switched to taking pictures of her. She kept moving around, but the close up came out great.

Why do you enjoy photography? 
I like to recreate memories with photography. Taking pictures reminds me of what I was feeling so I am able to share what I experienced with others. Traveling and taking photos, capturing new things, is something I really enjoy.

What does the library mean to you? 
When I was younger I would go to the library with my grandparents. I would do my homework there and find books in the kid’s area. I still love to read. Even though I read a lot of books on my phone now, I think it’s special to have a real book with you.

Would you enter this contest again? Yes.
Would you encourage your friends to enter? If they are photographers, yes.

What would you say to them?
 
This contest is a good way to see other youth doing what we do. You get to see where you stand and how you’re doing, what you need to work on and what you are doing well.

Cat_by_Zoe 

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By Jennifer on 04/15/14 at 5:48PM
This is such a great picture. Just stunning. I can't stop staring at it!

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Interview with Josh Redsun, winning photographer

By The Say-er of It 04/08/14 at 4:36PM

Winners of the 2014 Digital Photography Contest were invited to talk to the public about their work at Solano County Library’s 100 year anniversary celebration. We had a chance to interview these talented photographers at the event.

Claudia, by Josh Redsun

What inspired you to take this photo? 
I was on a photo shoot with Claudia and some other classmates. I liked the photo and wanted to change it to black and white. In post-processing I made the difference between the black and white really defined and drove up the contrast. I rented a 70-200 Canon with a 2.8 lens.

Why do you enjoy photography? 
I can’t draw, sing, or act but I gotta do something! I am the only Junior in my photo 2 class, everyone else is a Senior this year.

What does the library mean to you? 
The library is a base of knowledge.

Would you enter this contest again?
If I have new material to submit.

Would you encourage your friends to enter?
I guess. 

What would you say to them?
I won! I’m excited to see if I can win again next year.

 Claudia 

 

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By Bella Jasmine on 04/10/14 at 8:49PM
COOL

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Silly stories from the Fairfield-Cordelia Teen Writing Club

By The Say-er of It 03/21/14 at 9:38AM

  

In writing club last night, members took turns writing and passing stories around. Here are two of the stories we wrote together. The Fairfield Cordelia Writing Club meets from 5:30-6:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

 

 

Story 1

 

It was a dark and story night as Annabelle Lee went in to the ballroom. There were candles, chandeliers, an assortment of desert; a feast of course for the princess, queen-to-be. She feasted on Cheez-its all day until she gave out. She woke up and was really fat. She tried exercising, but she had too many Cheez-its. She gave up and tried calling the food fairy for help.  

"Food Fairy, Food Fairy, save me from the Cheez-its!" Annabelle Lee yelled to the sky. POOF! The Food Fairy appeared with ice cream cone shoulder pads and a dress made of steak. "I will save you from the Cheez-its, but you will have to pay dearly." 

"Anything, of course! I swear I'd give my own life!" 

Which was exactly the price the Food Fairy wanted her to pay.  

"Noooo! I'm demoted to a vampire!"

"Well that's your problem, not mine. Toot-a-loo!"

"You will pay!"

 

Epiloge

So then, as in vampire form, Annabelle Lee killed the Food Fairy and was promoted back to ghost once more.

Then End.

 

 

 

Story 2

 

It was a dark and stormy night and Jason was having a bad day. First, he passed out in the middle of the sky, and woke up hitting the water. 

"Ooff" he said when he hit the water. "This is turning out to be a very bad day," Jason thought to himself. First all the rain made him pass out (the atmospheric pressure ruined his ability to stay awake) and then he woke up drowning in the ocean. "At least this whale is here," Jason thought. 

The whale slowly opened it's mouth, coming towards Jason; for it had not seen him. "I thought you would help me, not EAT ME!"

"Uggrrr.... I hate my life."

As soon as Hermes had seen this, he thought to himself, "See! KARMA!" He walked away and got blasted by lightning, then yelled, "Not again, stupid Karma you're ruining my life." 

 

The End. 

 

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By Emily Hamilton on 04/10/14 at 8:29PM
The stories were grand!
By Bella on 04/10/14 at 8:40PM
Like the stories they were great.
By Bella Jasmine on 04/10/14 at 8:46PM
gOOD STORIES

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Teen Tech Photo Contest Winners

By Katrina 03/07/14 at 3:59PM

Congratulations to Sabrina Pierantoni for becoming the grand prize winner of the theme 'From the Printed Page to the Digital Age' for her photograph 'Pop of Color.'

 

Congratulations to the following teens who won in each of our 10 categories. Take a look at their winning photographs.

Editing/Effects: Sabrina Pierantoni (Grand Prize Winner)
Catch all: Gabrielle Tribelli
Design: Katie Walker
Nature/Landscapes: Alicia Cauthen
People: Josh Redsun
Transportation: Sabrina Pierantoni
Flowers: Katie Walker
Close up: Ashley Falconer
Animals: Zoe Martin
Get Caught Reading: Najm Phillips

 

Solano County Library would like to thank all the creative teens who particpated in this year's contest submitting over 300 amazing photographs! Stop by our Flickr site and see the work of all of our contestants.

 


"Pop of Color" by Sabrina Pierantoni

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