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UPY 2017 Wrecks - Commended
'Three Warriors' - Nadya Kulagina
Having seen hundreds of images of these three beautiful Fiats that rest in one of the holds of the Umbria wreck, I decided to take an image that would stand out from the others. The idea was to use off-camera strobes to light up the cabins of the three cars. Unfortunately, one of the strobes was too far and refused to fire. The hold with the cars is relatively small and very dark, so I had to be very careful not to kick up silt and rust. And I was very limited on time as the rest of the group was already breathing down my neck. To me, these three cars stand tall as the famous three warriors by a Russian artist Victor Vasnetsov, hence the title.
Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: A pleasing composition and a strong idea, that would surely have finished even higher with a more reliable strobe!
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