This is my mother and aunt in their 80s. I was taking the view of the Menai Bridge in Wales behind them and suggested taking a shot of them. They stood there woodenly until I said, ‘well, look like you love each other!’ and they broke into this wonderful laugh.
I cropped out the bridge and put this in to camera club for the ‘old age’ theme and got a merit – not for the photography I’m sure, but for the spontaneity of the moment. It was the only entry to portray old age as a time to have fun.
Nikon D700, 105mm macro lens, ISO1250, f/18, 1/320 sec. Turned b&w in Nik Silver Efex Pro.