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New Haven High School senior Levi Sherman tries his luck with a homemade boat he created for his physics class project on Tuesday. This was the 13th annual Anchors Away Cardboard Boat Competition in Mr. Matt Derby's class. Sherman said if he could improve this creation he would have the boat with a sharper front. The students had fun trying out their boats at Jury Pool, some made it and some sank right away.

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New Haven High School junior Tyler Myers steps into his boat and sinks right away.

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/8000 s

Aperture: f/3.5

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 400

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 25 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments:

I took photos of the 13th annual Anchors Away Cardboard Boat Competition at Jury Pool on Tuesday. This is always a fun assignment to see if the physics students could create strong enough boats to maneuver in the water. Some were pretty good while others sank right away.

I thought I would get a different angle by standing at the end of the diving board. I was a little worried I may fall in but I guess that is the price you pay to get a cool shot. I didn't get wet! I liked the angle and lighting of the first shot. I also got a good reaction shot of a boat that sank right away. Good times!

- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist