1st: Deborah Brown, Jersey
This is my mother-in-law, Mary, and her best friend Jean at the Normandy Landing beaches. Mary is riding the motorcycle in the museum exhibit.
She was in the WAAF and used to operate the barrage balloons in the war. What a character, and full of energy for an octogenarian.
Canon IXUS 500, 1/160sec at f/8 2nd: Peter Murrell, London
This photo was taken in a London department store whilst I was out shopping with my wife. I was inspired by the lady’s graceful and classy appearance. It was taken from the hip, so I was very pleased to get a decent result. I call this picture ‘Don’t stop till you get enough’!
Nikon D300s, 50mm lens, 1/60sec at f/5 3rd: Hayley Lehmann, Barnet
This is Joyce, a spinster whom I have visited every day for the last three years, doing a seated version of the ‘hokey cokey’. She is the most cheerful person I know, despite being virtually housebound. Joyce is four days younger than the Queen, and I love the image of the Queen on the newspaper, seemingly biting her lip at Joyce’s antics. For me, Joyce embodies both the ordinary and the extraordinary.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 50mm f/1.2L USM, 1/40sec at f/8, lit with an Elinchrom studio light bounced into a white translucent umbrella