Holy festival day - 39pts, Third place
Deba Prasad Roy, Kolkata, India Nikon D90, 18-105mm, 1/100sec at f/5, ISO 800 Deba captured this image on a holy festival day in Barsana, Uttar Pradesh, India. 'The festival is a fantastic cultural event for devotees of Goddess Rahika and Lord Krishna, which is observed by many in India,' Deba says. 'There are lots of colours on display, and I wanted to capture these. The festival is marked by singing and dancing, and people also throw coloured dust at each other, which seemed like a great opportunity to capture the spirit of the day.' Judges say, 'Deba did well to seek out an overhead view, which gives us all the dramatic action and colour within one frame.'