Photo Competition Winner - June '10 by Angharad Barnes
- Judged by
- Paul Goldstein
- Trip code
- Countries Visited
- June 2010
I may get some criticism for this as it is a complete break with the norm, but this is a photo competition not a woolly adventure travel love-in and this is the best shot this month.
Taken in Zanzibar, it is contrived, a bit mainstream, but oh my it works. I want that drink, I can feel the cool condensation of the glass against my lips, taste the tangy hops on my tongue and feel the sunset's last rays burnishing my forehead. However it is more than a lager advertisement, this is well conceived and brilliantly executed with a dash of travellers sandal, a whisper of exotic sarong and then the masterstroke of two local kids playing volleyball with the ball at the top of the lazy parabola. Top image, but like all photos there is always one slight criticism and the hibiscus (or whatever it is) draped in the drink is a ghastly bit of cheese but does not detract from a very good piece of photography.
Previous Winning entries
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