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BSoUP Meeting - July 2008

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Wednesday, 16th July 2008

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 16th July 2008 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions.

Annual Event: Splash-in Review by Brian Pitkin and JP Trenque.

Focus On Competition: Green Waters. Rules and Entry form

Main event: 'The Big, The Black and The Beautiful' by Gavin Parsons.

Gavin Parsons talks about three of his favourite projects from the last year (or so) which includes big game hunting in Mozambique and South Africa; Monochrome wreck photography in Grenada; and beautiful beluga whales in Canada

Gavin Parsons Home page
Gavin Parsons Home page

 


Focus on - July 2008 - Green Waters

Congratulations to Pedro Vieyra whose image of a sealion won this month's Focus on - Green Waters Member's competition. A total of 28 images were submitted.

Pedro's image was taken in the Sea of Cortez at the Southern end of the Baha Peninsula in late January which is the breeding season for this colony of  several hundred sealions. His  D200 with 10 to 17mm lens towards the 17 end, and a 'magic filter'  was on shutter priority at 1/160th  and continuous fire. This bull amused himself by charging at his dome port repeatedly, giving him a great chance for this type of shot.

The top six and how they scored:

Position Photographer
Points
Firsts
1 Pedro Vieyra
59
15
2 Anthony Holley
30
4
3 Alex Mustard
29
7
4 Anthony Holley
23
5
5= Robert Bailey
22
3
5= Mark Thomas
22
1

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery

Sealion by Pedro Vieyra
Sealion by Pedro Vieyra

Anthony Holley came second and fourth with an image of Red Irish Lord and an image of two seals playing at the surface and Alex Mustard came third with an image of a Weedy seadragon.

BSoUP members only may view all the entries in projected order in the Competition slideshow.

 



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