For speedonthewater.com contributing photographers Pete Boden, Jay Nichols and Tim Sharkey, 2015 was a mighty big year. For Boden, it included shooting the first Skater 318 catamaran for the cover for our first print magazine—an oversized, 132-page stunner that is still available for purchase. For Sharkey, who captured several rough-water events in what he’s calling “The Season of Whitewater,” it was a year of success and rethinking. For Nichols, it was just plain busy.
Jay Nichols from Desert Storm 2015: “The combination of that chopper and the incandescent roost is hard to beat.” Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image. (Click image to enlarge.)
As if we didn’t keep Boden, Nichols and Sharkey busy enough compiling images for our Special Collectors’ Print Edition—not to mention the hundreds of photos they contributed throughout the year for our daily news site and our bi-monthly digital magazine—we gave them a final assignment before 2015 came to a close.
Pick your three favorite photos of the year, and explain your choices.
In short, we gave the ultimate assignment in photo editing. And as usual, they came through.