2011 photo contest winners

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Controlled chaos | 3rd place - Action!

Photo by Vanessa Tarasio


While swimming at a friend’s cottage on Round Lake, Ont., Vanessa Tarasio, 17, had stopped to take a picture of everyone playing on the new water toy when her brother Daniel began diving over them. “He’s the type of guy who will horse around like that,” she says. “The photo really captures his personality.”

Judges' comments

The mood of this photo is wonderful. There’s contrast between a quiet, end-of-the-day feeling and chaos—or at least what’s going to be chaos. Vanessa also captured a precise moment technically speaking, because Daniel doesn’t overlap any other objects in the shot.


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