2011 photo contest winners

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Lakerider | 1st place - Action!

Photo by Alex Bruce


Alex Bruce took this photo while visiting a friend’s cottage on Lake of Bays, Ont. Their kids had built a ramp on the dock and were “launching themselves into the lake with their bikes,” Alex says. Seeing this, he began shooting some rapid succession shots, though he says it was “sheer luck” that he caught the boy riding on water.

Judges' comments

One secret to photographing people is to keep in mind what’s behind their heads. This shot would be much weaker if the boy’s head were bisecting the horizon or even the tops of the trees. Alex took the photo at a wonderful moment when the sun is bursting through the clouds, which adds to the miracle of getting this shot.


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