by SSgt Sheila deVera

Bomb Cat crew members from the 413th Flight Test Squadron paddle through the marina during the 22nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 2, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


I've always taken photos of this event (the boat regatta) and wanted to do something different. Those who know me well know I cannot swim. However, I had a mental image of what I wanted to capture so I decided to go for it – I went in the water, chest deep, to capture the teams passing me by. At one point, I was yelling at some team members to watch out, since I couldn't swim and didn't want to get my camera wet.