GENO DELLA MATTIA, 55, WAREHOUSE STORAGE SPECIALIST, VANCOUVER, BC
“The photo was taken from the rooftop of the NH Parque Central Hotel in the heart of Old Havana, Cuba. Hurricane Paula had passed through a few days before our arrival, and the skies were still filled with dramatic clouds, so I wanted to get a sunset shot. To capture the action in the intersection below, as well as the statues in the park, I braced my camera against the handrail and tilted it down. I was using a fisheye lens to distort the horizon. I took three shots at 1/10, 1/20, and 1/6 sec to combine later in Photoshop, and then rejoined my patient wife for an evening at the Tropicana.” (www.geno.ca) TECH SPECS: Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 15mm f/2.8 Canon EF lens; exposures at f/8, ISO 4000. Composited in Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro.