Entry Title: "Yin Yang"
Name: Sairam Sundaresan , United States
Category and Expertise: Abstract, Non-Professional

Entry Description: While hiking through the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley, I came across a very interesting pattern in the sand, it made for a nice abstract image! Sometimes all you need to do to find an image is look down!

About the Artist:

Born and raised in Chennai, India, I spent a large part of my life in the subcontinent before moving to the United States to pursue a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. After completing my masters at the University of Michigan, I moved to San Diego in 2011. I've had a passion for photography that has been growing over the past few years. I am self taught, learning from the works of greats like Ansel Adams, Steve McCurry and other inspiring photographers. The beauty, grandeur and sheer magnificence of nature is what made me pick up a camera. It is this same feeling that drives me today to go out and capture moments in time that leave me in awe and wonder of the natural world. I love shooting nature, for I believe it is the toughest, yet most exciting muse to work with. I strive to find the perfect light, even if it lingers only for a few moments, and try to capture that one moment where man and nature are one.