5th place in Toasting/Speeches

This photograph, taken by Christiaan de Groot, was awarded 5th place in the Toasting/Speeches category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

Judges Comments

  • Iʼve always heard that a champagne bottle could be opened like this. And here it is with dramatic swoosh of the sword and small splash of bubbly springing forth. The cork, presumably, never had a chance to perform itʼs traditional pop and but leaves the scene with a new fanfare.

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