First and foremost, I would like to thank Think Tank bags (www.thinktankphoto.com), Mannie Garcia (www.manniegarcia.com) and Adobe (www.adobe.com) for the free toys!!! I would also like to thank Johnny Bivera for assembling this amazing event, and Bill Auth, legendary photographer from US NEWS & WORLD REPORT for ensuring I was doing a good job.
The theme for this year’s event was “street”. So I took my nifty Nikon D7000, and headed to the “not so friendly” section of Orlando, Florida. After spending two grueling hours looking for a photo story in the hot July sun, I found these two gentlemen sitting on the sidewalk of a small convenient store. They appeared to be under the influence of something and I found it rather difficult to have a conversation with them. I only had about 9 minutes to capture this photo story, and I nearly fell out of my seat when I was announced as the winner. wOOt!