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BSoUP Meeting - April 2010

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BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition

BSoUP April Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 21st at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions. If you are attending a BSoUP meeting for the first time, there will be someone in the meeting room downstairs to welcome you from 7.30 p.m.

Annual Event: The BSoUP / DIVER Print Competition Awards presented by Brian Pitkin.

The trophies and prizes will be presented to the Winners and Runners-up in this major underwater photography print competition.

Focus On: Movement. The competition is now closed. BSoUP members only may view the entries in the Competition Slideshow. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

Main Event: HMS Royal Oak by Simon Brown

In June 2009 Simon Brown was invited by the Royal Navy to document the wreck of HMS Royal Oak. In the 70th year of the sinking the battleship is a truly impressive yet humbling place to visit and the resulting images of this unique opportunity were published worldwide.

Simon will present around 90 images of the wreck that were shot over four days of diving as well as share the story behind creating the pictures, including the ethics of documenting the Royal Oak and the photographic techniques used in temperate, low vis conditions.

In addition to his presentation on the Royal Oak, a brief 5 minute discussion of the successful stop43 campaign will be presented, outlining the tactics, the ups and downs of the campaign and how orphan works was eventually dropped from the Digital Economy Bill.

For further information about Simon or to purchase a limited edition print of the Royal Oak (right) signed by survivors of HMS Royal Oak please visit www.simonbrownimages.com

HMS Royal Oak: Signed print by Simon Brown
HMS Royal Oak by Simon Brown

Focus On - Movement - Results

Congratulations to Trevor Rees who came first in last night's Focus On competition with an image of a pike taken at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire with a Nikon D80 with a 60 mm lens (right). A total of 17 images were submitted.

Congratulations also to Paul Woodburn who came second with a vertical image of a manta ray taken at Richlieu Rock, Thailand with a Canon G9 (below) and to Isabella Nash who came third with an image of manta ray taken in the Maldives with a Nikon D80 with Tokina 10-17 mm lens (below, right)

Pike taken at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire
Pike taken at Stoney Cove, Leicestershire
with a Nikon D80 with a 60 mm lens by Trevor Rees
Manta ray taken at Richlieu Rock, Thailand
Manta ray taken at Richlieu Rock, Thailand
with a Canon G9 by Paul Woodburn

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Trevor Rees 53 10
2 Paul Woodburn 44 10
3 Isabella Nash 34 8
4 Alex Tattersall 24 5
5 Len Deeley 17 2
6 JP Trenque 16 2

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries at a larger size in projected order in the Competition slideshow. You will be asked to login if you haven't already done so this session. Please note that one image - no. 11 - was removed from the competition (because it should have been replaced by no. 14) and the subsequent images renumbered.

If you entered and didn't make the top six, but would like to know how you did then please contact Brian Pitkin

Please note that the deadline for all future monthly competitions will be one week prior to the meeting.

A Manta ray taken in the Maldives
A Manta ray taken in the Maldives
with a Nikon D80 with Tokina 10-17 mm lens by Isabella Nash

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