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British & Irish Underwater Photography Championship
2015

BIUPC 2015


Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers

On 5th September 55 photographers competed in the first British & Irish Underwater Photography Championship. They had only have a 24 hour window to dive and take pictures, and there were strict limits to the amount of image processing that could take place. The competition was judged by renowned underwater photographers Peter Rowlands, Martin Edge and Steve Jones, to whom BSoUP is extremely grateful.
 
The Photographs
BIUPC Champion 2015 - Charles Erb

Charles Erb

Charles Erb is based in the West Midlands.  His image was taken at the head of Loch Long, South-West Scotland and it is an in-camera double exposure of a sea-loch anemone, combined with a view of the surface. Charles won a one week’s holiday in Marsa Nakari (Oonasdivers)
Close-Up. Winner – Spike Piddock

Spike Piddock

Spike Piddock lives in Dorset.  His picture of a Tompot blenny was taken at Portland Bill. Spike won a oucher for £250 (Nauticam)
Close-Up. Runner-up – John Spencer

John Spencer

John Spencer lives in Yorkshire.  His picture shows a scallop on kelp and was taken at Loch Sunart, Scotland. John won a Cressi Divers Watch (Dive Life)

Close-Up. Highly Commended – Dan Bolt

Dan Bolt

Dan Bolt lives in Devon.  He took this picture of a jewel anemone in Torquay.
Close-Up. Highly Commended – Len Deeley

Len Deeley

Len Deeley lives in Wormley, Surrey.  His image of a lobster was taken on the outer mulberry at Selsey
Wide-Angle. Winner – Charles Erb

Charles Erb

Charles Erb is based in the West Midlands.  His image was taken at the head of Loch Long, South-West Scotland and is an in-camera double exposure of a sea-loch anemone, combined with a view of the surface. Charles won a Muvi Camera (Andark)
Wide-Angle. Runner-up – Terry Griffiths

Terry Griffiths

Terry Griffiths lives in Torquay, Devon.  His picture shows a diver looking at a blonde ray egg case (or mermaid’s purse).  He took it at Thurlestone, Devon near the wreck of the Louis Shield. Terry won an Apeks Regulator worth £400 (Apeks Valves)
Wide-Angle. Highly Commended – Charles Erb

Charles Erb

Charles Erb is based in the West Midlands.  His image was taken at Loch Long, South-West Scotland and is a diver looking at a rock covered in plumose anemones.
Wide-Angle. Highly Commended – Rick Ayrton
Rick Ayrton
Rick Ayrton lives in Chew Magna near Bristol.  He took this photograph of divers looking at a small wreck at the National Diving Activity Centre, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire.
Compact/ action camera. Winner – Trevor Rees

Trevor Rees

Trevor Rees lives in Worcestershire, England.  His image shows a candy stripe flatworm, taken in Loch Long, Scotland. Trevor won a voucher for £400 against a drysuit  (O’Three)
Compact/ action camera. Runner-up – Marco Salino

Marco Salino

Marco Salino lives in Dublin, Ireland.  His image of a blenny was taken at Quilty, County Claire in Ireland. Marco won a Book “Winning Images” (Paul Colley underwater photography)

Compact/ action camera. Highly Commended – Alex Tasker

Alex Tasker

Alex Tasker lives in Manchester.  He took this photograph of a sea pen and a sea loch anemone in Loch Leven, near Glencoe.

Compact/ action camera. Highly Commended – Ronan Murray

Ronan Murray

Ronan Murray lives in County Sligo, Ireland. His picture of a crystal jelly was taken in Donegal Bay on the North West coast of Ireland.
 
BSoUP thanks all of the Sponsors for their generous support
OonasDivers
Cameras Underwater Andark Apeks
Nauticam DiveLife
  O'Three  
 

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the BSoUP Meeting on Tuesday 15th December in the Meeting Room 3, Imperial College Union, London, SW7 2BB

BSOUP thanks Paul Colley who, with some help from a small BSoUP sub-committee, organised the event so successfully.

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