Brahmas awarded for photography

Tess Guan, Web Editor

Four Diamond Bar High School students entered picture perfect entries for this year’s Through My Lens Photo Contest, all walking away with titles.

Hosted by the city of Diamond Bar, the annual contest offers five categories: people, pets, places, nature and digitally altered. Awards include cash prizes ranging from $50 to $150.

In the nature division, junior Ryenne Ramos placed first with her photo “Nature At Its Best.” The picture features a photo of a brown moth resting on a flower. Also in this category, junior Rhiston Yu’s photo “Sleeping Hummingbird” received an Honorable Mention.

Yu, who takes the school’s photography class, takes photos in his free time as well. His brother entered the contest in 2015 and suggested that Yu participate in this year’s event. Along with his award in the nature division, he also won an Honorable Mention for his “Sunrise in the Country” photo.

“I shot some photos of the view in my backyard,” he said via Facebook. “It looked better among some of my other photos so I edited and submitted it.” His photo of the cloudy scenery was entered in the digitally altered division.

Senior Kyra Liu won first place in the places division with her submission “9/11 Memorial at DBHS.” Along with Yu, Liu is a part of the school’s photography program.  

“I actually took the photo of the flags as part of an assignment,” Liu said via Facebook. “I really liked how it turned out, and the school was pretty clear in the background.”

In the people category, senior Omar El Amoudi won an Honorable Mention with his photo “Portrait of Nastaran.” The photograph captures a DBHS student eyeing the camera.