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BSoUP Meeting - June 2010

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The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 16th at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions. New members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m.

BUIF Review with Colin Doeg and Peter Scoones.

BSoUP co-founders Colin and Peter will reveal the fantastic winning entries from this year's British Underwater Image Festival held at DiveFest, Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall between 30 April - 3 May 2010.

Focus On Competition: Reflections. The competition is now closed, but BSoUP Members only may preview all the entries in the Competition Slideshow. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

British Underwater Image Festival 2010
British Underwater Image Festival 2010

Steve Jones
Leopard seal by Steve Jones

Main Event: Elysium Shackleton's Antarctic Visual Epic by Steve Jones

In February of this year, Steve Jones travelled to Antarctica as a contributing photographer and team leader on the Elysium Expedition.  One of the key objectives of this landmark event was to commemorate Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill fated Trans-Antarctic expedition via a massive imaging project, resulting in the production of a book and documentary to catalogue the magnificent life in this region.  Steve joined such luminaries as David Doubilet, Amos Nachoum, Emory Kristof, Wyland, and Michael Aw on an epic voyage of over 3200 nautical miles that took them from Argentina to Antarctica then on to South Georgia and back.

Steve will talk about the Elysium Expedition itself - one that was not without its own dangers, against the backdrop of the incredible story of Shackleton's survival that served as its inspiration. He will also talk about what worked and what didn't whilst diving and photographing in waters of minus 1.8 degrees centigrade, sometimes for over 2 hours at a time.  Giving some insight into what it was like working with some of the best polar photographers in the world, Steve will be showing a variety of images from both above and below water and in particular talk about their close up underwater encounters with the powerful Leopard Seals.

Stev Jones
Leopard seal by Steve Jones

Having worked as a full time professional diver throughout the 90's, BSoUP member Steve worked as guide to some of the world's top underwater photographers.  He now lives in Oxfordshire and writes and photographs for several magazines around the world.  His website is

June Focus On Competition Results - Reflections

Congratulations to Joss Woolf whose image of a toad taken in a pond in Tobago won the this month's Focus On Competition - Reflections..

Congratulations also to Robert Kemp, whose image of a freshwater jellyfish taken in Indonesia came second and to Keith Lyall whose image of a Lion fish came third.

There were only twelve entries this month.

Joss Woolf
Toad by Joss Woolf
Robert Kemp
Freshwater Jellyfish by Robert Kemp

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Joss Woolf 69 15
2 Robert Kemp 46 8
3 Keith Lyall 44 7
4 Josef Litt 38 6
5 Tamsin Eyles 29 5
6 Anthony Holley 25 5

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in projected order in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you weren't in the top six and would like to know how you fared, please e-mail Brian Pitkin.

Next month's Focus On Competition is now open to all BSoUP members. So seek out your best Anemonefish image or get on down and take some even better shots and enter. Please read the Rules before submitting your single entry via the online Competition Entry page.

Keith Lyall
Lionfish by Keith Lyall

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