1st: Johnnie Yates
Apparatus: Nikon D80
I tried to capture the fun that this young couple were having on a day when the rest of us were being soaked during a torrential rainstorm. They were inside huge transparent balloons, floating on an inflatable swimming pool. The objective was to propel the balloons around the pool and force each other out of the arena. I chose a high shutter speed to freeze the action and focused hard on the girl’s face in order to get it as sharp as possible. Shooting at 8 fps, in continuous mode, gave me many images to choose from and having this image printed professionally achieved the super high gloss finish that it deserved.