Tortola Sunset
Submitted by Leif Baker

Nov. 13

Red, red wine goes to my head,
Makes me forget that I still need her so
Red, red wine, it's up to you
All I can do I've done
Memories won't go, memories won't go ...”

“If you go to Tortola, you'd better like UB40 because there's a lot of it,” said Leif Baker, this week's It's A Snap! photo contest winner.

Baker took his wife, Petra, on a much-needed vacation two years ago after she recovered from chemotherapy treatments battling breast cancer. “It was a good place for her to wind down,” he said.

Baker, a freelance art director currently working as a Web designer, captured the winning shot on his first night in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, while watching the locals play on the beach at sunset. He snapped the image on a slow shutter speed with a Canon 1D Mark III.

“I think the kids make the photo,” he said.

As for the constant sounds of UB40? “That's all they play down there. They love the Brits — being in BVI — and reggae music. They play it in the supermarkets, bars, restaurants — everywhere.”


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