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BSoUP Beginners Portfolio Competition 2007

For the DIVER Trophy

Fifth - Martin Bailey


Martin Bailey - Beginners Portfolio - Fifth
Beginners Portfolio Competition 2006 - Fifth © Martin Bailey


My portfolio

by Martin Bailey

 


I am 52 and in Government Service currently living in Bristol. I have been diving since 1996 and took my first camera, a disposable in an Ikelite housing on my qualification dives. In Stoney Cove, with no strobe the pictures were not wonderfull but provided me with a record of what I had seen. The main aim of my photographs was to identify the fishes. When the disposable cameras to fit the housing became unobtainable I graduated to a Motarmarine II and the pictures improved. Housing my D100 was a step change brought on by not wanting to carry two cameras and associated gear around. The housing for the D200 when the D100 died was a natural follow on.

I joined the BUPG around a year ago, and encouraged by their competitions have started to take pictures that might have a wider appeal rather than just recording sea-life observed.


Shoal of Yellow Goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus)

Shoal of Yellow Goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus) taken on a shore dive on Aquarius in Bonaire
D200 in a Sea and Sea housing with 105mm lens in a flat port
1/100 f16.0 ISO 200 single one each YS90 and YS110 strobe
Diver & Shoal of mostly Jack fish

Diver and Shoal of mostly Jack fish taken on a dive at the Drop Off, Sipidan
D200 in Sea and Sea housing with 10.5mm lens in compact dome port
1/400 f9.0 ISO 200 natural light

Shoal of Shaded Batfish (Platax pinnatus)

Shoal of Shaded Batfish (Platax pinnatus) taken on dive above Turtle Cavern, Sipidan
D200 in Sea and Sea housing with Sigma 15-30mm lens at 30mm in compact dome port on double extension ring
1/160 f9.0 ISO 200 natural light

Goby in a vase sponge Goby in a vase sponge taken on a shore dive at Cha Cha Cha beach, Bonaire
D200 in a Sea and Sea housing with 105mm lens in a flat port
1/125 f25.0 ISO 200 single YS90 strobe
Spotted Moray (Gymnothorax moringa) Spotted Moray (Gymnothorax moringa) taken on a shore dive at Cha Cha Cha beach, Bonaire
D200 in a Sea and Sea housing with 105mm lens in a flat port
1/100 f25.0 ISO 200 one each YS90 and YS110 strobe
Blue Chromis (Chromis cyanea)

Blue Chromis (Chromis cyanea) taken on a shore dive at Cha Cha Cha beach, Bonaire
D100 in a Sea and Sea housing with 105mm lens in a flat port
1/100 f11 ISO 200 single YS90 strobe


1st Anna James

3rd Jason Spafford

5th Martin Bailey

2nd Duncan Robins

4th Tamsin Eyles

6th Eleonora Manca


BSoUP Beginners Portfolio Competition

Beginners Portfolio Competition Winners

2014 Sue Guess

2013 Mark Drayton

2012 Paul Woodburn

2011 Sean Arrowsmith

2010 Will Clark

2009 Daniel Norwood

2008 David Henshaw

2007 Anna James

2006 Kam Arya

2005 Shannon Conway

2004 Judy Winterman

2003 Samantha Bean

2002 Jane Morgan

2001 Cathy Lewis

2000 Tony White

1999 Mike Maloney

1998 Gary Clarke

1997 Sue Heaps

1996 Hilary Driscoll

1995 Malcom Hey

1994 Nigel Doe

1993 Gavin Anderson

1992 Paul Naylor

1991 Howard Bunyan

1990 Dave Meates

1989 John Lee

1988 Alfredo Rock

1987 Mark Taylor

1986 Michael Wong

1985 Martin Edge

1984 Viv Pearson

1983 Linda Pitkin

1982 Mike Valentine

1981 Brian Humphries

1980 Graham Pattie


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