LSC dissertator Xuan Liang recently won two awards in the 2014 International Student Photo Contest run by International Student Service at UW-Madison Her photos (see below) earned her 1st place in the Architecture category and 3rd place in the nature category. Congratulations Xuan!
(below) 1st Place in the Architecture Category: Iron Man View of Chicago:
This photo was taken during Xuan’s visit to the John Hancock Observatory in Chicago last winter. Located in the 94th floor of the building, the observatory provided breathtaking views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. She commenting staying there for the spectacular sunset and blue hour was one of her most enjoyable experiences in the Windy City.
(below) 3rd Place Nature Category: Sunset at Monument Valley:
Xuan says, “Monument Valley (Arizona & Utah), one of the most majestic – and most photographed – points on earth, is the place where Forrest Gump ended his cross-country run in the movie. Because of this, the area seemed familiar, even though it was my first visit. Just after a thunderstorm, the sun broke through the clouds and created dramatic lighting and stunning colors on these sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet”.