Looking Back by Julia Waller.
The ALCDSB would like to congratulate Julia Waller, a 2023 ALCDSB graduate, for winning the EcoSchools 2022-23 Bondar Challenge in photography! Julia submitted her image as part of an extra credit assignment while attending Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School.
See Julia's statement below:
My photo, titled Looking Back features a deer located in my local conservation area Lemoine Point. I have been walking there since I was very little and used to see so much wildlife, but over the years I have seen less which made me realize how important places like Lemoine Point are in preserving wildlife habitat. When I had planned to take this walk, I was thinking how amazing it would be to get a picture of a deer or even to see one. To my surprise, about an hour into the walk, I was able to see three of them and took hundreds of photos. When looking at this photo you see the beautiful contrast of the cool coloured background and foreground with the warm color of the deer which makes the subject pop out and draws your eyes to the deer. When I took this photo, there was an unexpected snowfall that covered the whole trail in slippery snow. The only thing I would change about this photo is the lighting. If it was a sunny day, the deer would have stood out more.