live in Stourport-on-severn in Worcestershire, working
in Telford as Managing Director for a computer services
company. I have always had a love of the sea originally
being born in Poole Dorset. My Wife Amanda and I are
both keen divers and underwater photographers myself
being a little more obsessive.
have been Diving for 14 years learning to dive in
Eilat Isreal, and latter joining a local dive club
Wyre Forest Divers of which I am still a keen member.
I took up underwater photography approximately 8 years
ago but didn't start taking it seriously until I tried
a Subal Housing on a Martin Edge Course about 6 years
ago (expensive mistake). Steve at Ocean Optics was
superb in helping me with advice and supply of my
first Subal Housing an F90x I now use a Nikon D2x
in a Subal Housing with twin Inon 220 strobes.
Edge and wife Sylvia have helped me tremendously over
the past few years encouraging me along with others
to improve and eventually enter my first BSoUP Competition.
It was fantastic to win and was great to see that
the top six placed beginners were all 'Edge students'.
all our holiday time is know spent with Martin and
Sylvia on the Divequest Photoquests which have taken
us to places such as Sipadan, Bonaire, Dominica, Wakatobi
etc. on which we have made many friends. Last October
we continued our Photquest to North Sulawesi Indonesia
which this portfolio was based on. I tried to get
a balance with the Portfolio of wide angle blue water
with divers and the eyes of macro.
Whip Goby taken with a 105mm lens at F32 125th, I wish
they would keep still.
Snell's Window with Diver was taken off the beach at
KungKungan Bay in the Lembeh, trying something different.
I love the fisheye lens and intend spending more time
mastering it 10.5 Fisheye at F13 200th
A Thorny Seahorse face taken with 105mm lens at f29
125th I wanted a profile rather than just a picture
of a Seahorse. Shooting against blue water to create
the black back ground.
Soft Coral with Divers was taken in Bunaken Marine Reserve
I found the soft coral at the edge of a cave entrance
using the curve of the coral to mirror the curve of
the cave roof, the divers and blue water gave depth
to the shot. 10.5 lens F8 125th.
Pigmy Seahorse taken at Nudi Falls Lembeh. I have taken
a few pictures of Pigmy's but wanted something different.
They are very difficult to get face on shots; this one
was hanging out the bottom of the fan making it stand
out against the background. 105mm lens f32 125th.
Sea Fan with diver and torch taken Manado. Amanda posing
with a Torch to give the picture depth, lighting wide
angle shots is an area that most photographers spend
time working on. F8 125th.