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BSoUP Meetings - February 2007

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February BSoUP Meeting

Wednesday 21st February 2007 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in The Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7.

Len Deeley

Len Deeley (, BSoUP member, will describe his journey on the road to achieving a Fellowship distinction in 2006 with the The Royal Photographic Society in the Nature category. Len began diving with the army in 1970 and has been a member of various BSAC clubs ever since. His three favourite subjects are photography, diving and music and he loves to bring them together in digital audio visual presentations. In 1988 Len formed 'Photosub', a thriving underwater photography club which has many common members with BSoUP. Check it out at Len has also been on the lecture circuit of the Surrey Photographic Association since 1993 giving regular talks, slide shows and lectures.

'Focus on' competition - Close-up

Focus on is a BSoUP member's only competition. Each photographer may submit a maximum of two 35mm slides or two digital images. See Rules and Entry Form

Simon Brown

Simon Brown
(, BSoUP member, will start by describing how his transition from 'real job' to freelance photojournalist has progressed over the last 18 months. He will go on to describe military diver training. In 2005 Simon was granted access to dive with and document the work of the Defence Dive School in Portsmouth. The training is rigorous, demanding - some might say punishing for those who think they are tough enough to withstand the mental and physical commitment the military instructors demand from them. Once qualified, military divers get all the choice dives the world can offer, such as disabling an acoustic mine intent on blowing them and their ship out of the water, or searching a well in the former Yugoslavia for evidence of ethnic cleansing. In short, active service military divers are never tasked with 'watching the cleaning station at Manta Point' and dive in a world from which civilians are normally excluded.

Note about parking

For those of you who drive and/or may arrive early, the congestion charge has now extended to cover Kensington and Chelsea, but only applies before 6:00 p.m.

Focus on - February 2007 - Close-up

Congratulations to Alex Mustard who won this month's Focus on competition, and to Richard Boutcher who was runner-up.

The first two images each month qualify for the final in October, at which the overall winner will receive the BSoUP 'Focus On' Trophy.

1. Alex Mustard (53 pts)
2. Richard Boutcher (31 pts)
3=. Steve Jones (24 pts)
3=. Pedro Vieyra (24 pts)
5. Martha Tressler (22 pts)
6. Tony Baskeyfield (20 pts)


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