Each month, we feature one of the photos from our 2020 Focus on Woodbury photo contest. This month, we asked hobby photographer Bethany Nordman to tell us about Submerged, which took second place in our Activities & Events category.
Tell us the story behind the image. We have three elementary-aged boys in our family who all love to swim, so we spend as much time as we can in or near the water. This was a pretty typical July afternoon spent by the community pool with my son trying out his snorkel.
What kind of camera did you use? This photo was simply taken with my iPhone in portrait mode.
What struck you about the scene and inspired you to take the photo? My favorite thing about this image is just how it captures my son in a moment of determination that was both candid and memorable.
What’s your photography background? I know that my love for photography has grown out of my grandfather’s passion. I distinctly recall watching him develop his own film in a closet that he converted to a dark room. I have always found photography to be a fun hobby and a fantastic way to document and later relive our moments.