"Pine Needles" by Alex, 17 | St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
This picture of the pine needles is important to me because it is my first really good picture. I never knew how to capture something like this before. The fact that these pine needles can be so beautiful has inspired me and showed me that nature has beauty everywhere you look. Even in something as simple as a pine tree.
About Alex: "My name is Alex. I am 17 years old and live in Chicago. Recently I have made some poor choices which resulted in my placement in Northwest Passage Lakeshore. But I have planned to change my lifestyle. Here I have discovered that I have an interest in nature photography and that I can use it to extend my passion for nature."