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Amateur Photographer

Rubber duck & socks - 35pts, Third place

Yari Beno, West Sussex Nikon D300, 30mm, Yari, a BP engineer, took up photography about four years ago just after he moved to the UK from Slovakia. This image of his fiancé was made in the Czech Republic in an old abandoned house that Yari knew had eerie lighting. ‘My fiancé is a ballet dancer, so I had an idea to put a little water on the ground in front of her and set a rubber duck in the puddle,’ he says. ‘ I thought the yellow contrasted well against her red socks. Judges say 'Yari has shown remarkable skill and creativity to make a unique image that is full of atmosphere.'

Rubber duck & socks - 35pts, Third place
Amateur Photographer, May 16, 2011