Sonam Mangu – Halo in the Heavens

Artist: Sonam Mangu
Title: Halo in the Heavens
Media: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera, f/1.8, 1/5964, 6.40mm, ISO12, 11.8MP, 3000 x 3931
Grade: 12th
School: Campolindo High School
Teacher: Justin Seligman



This photograph was captured on my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra whilst driving on a scenic backroad. I originally meant to only take a picture of a rainbow encircling the sun, but when I looked at what I had captured, I realized that I had included the road ahead of me, the bright rays of the afternoon sun, the green vegetation surrounding the road, and the wispy clouds in the cerulean sky. The only edit I made to the original photo was adding more saturation to it to make the sky and landscape more vibrant. I think that my picture turned out better than expected because it perfectly captures the natural beauty and excitement found in both nature and scenic routes.