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BSoUP Meeting - July 2009

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The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, July 15th 2009 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.

Focus On Competition: Green Water. BSoUP Members only. Rules and Entry form.

Main Event: Len Deeley -Audio-visuals.

Len began diving in 1970. However, he really settled into serious diving when he became a member of the Billericay Sub Aqua Club (1620) in 1980 when it formed. Len's first camera was a Nikonos IVA.

BSoUP Splash-in

Len Deeley
Len Deeley FRPS, BPE3

His audio visuals include underwater sequences and details can be found on the Audio Visual page of his website www.imagine-photography.co.uk. In 2001 he obtained a Distinction with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB).

Len joined The Royal Society of Photography (RPS) and earned an ARPS distinction in the Applied Category using underwater images taken with slide film. This was followed in 2006 when he achieved a Fellowship distinction with the RPS in the Nature category with digital prints.

In 1988 Len formed PHOTOSUB Underwater Photography Club. This club  provides the backdrop for much of his diving.

By building up successes with entries in various British Photographic Exhibitions affiliated to the BPE Crown Awards scheme Len achieved the BPE1 award certificate in March 2007, BPE2 in April 2007 and BPE3 in May 2008.

Len will be showing some underwater audio visuals, including his latest one 'Hidden Depths' that was the overall winner in the East Anglian Audio Visual Competition this year and also won 'Best Photography' in that competition. He will also show images from one of his recent trips using the audio visual programme Pictures To EXE to create a manual presentation.


Focus on 'Green Waters' - July

Last night's Focus On competition 'Green Waters' attracted a total of 27 entries.

Congratulations to Alex Mustard who came first with an image of seal (left).

Congratulations also to Gareth Lock (second) with an image of a diver in a wreck , Simon Brown (third) with divers on a wreck, Anthony Holley (fourth) with a tompot blenny, Anna James (fifth) with a view through the surface, and Pedro Vieyra (sixth) with an image of sealions in a cave.

First: Seal by Alex Mustard
First: Seal by Alex Mustard

Second: Diver in wreck by Gareth Lock
Second: Diver in wreck by Gareth Lock

How the top six scored

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Alex Mustard 28 3
2 Gareth Lock 25 7
3 Simon Brown 20 3
4 Anthony Holley 17 2
5 Anna James 15 3
6 Pedro Vieyra 14 2

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

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

If any entrant not in the top six would like to know how their image fared, please contact Brian Pitkin.


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