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BSoUP Meeting - September 2010

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Manta rays by Alex Mustard
Manta rays by Alex Mustard

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, September 15th at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m.

Main Event (1): Photographing the mantas of Hanifaru lagoon in Maldives. Group presentation led by Alex Mustard.

A couple of weeks ago, Alex led a trip to this red hot destination and since most of the group are BSoUP members, and everyone got excellent manta images, we thought it would be fun to do a report with images almost direct from the field.

Hanifaru and the surrounding Baa Atoll is one of the most in vogue destinations in underwater photography, this talk shares our experience and aims to tell you what to expect from the mantas, the best way to approach it photographically and that there is more to the area than loads of the big flappy things.

Underwater Excellence: BSoUP Members only. Win £250 courtesy of DiveQuest. for your portfolio of 3 great images. Please read the Rules before entering via the online Entry Form. Deadline: Thursday 9th September 2010.

Alex Mustard
Alex Mustard
Basking shark by Alex Mustard
Basking shark by Alex Mustard

Main Event (2): Better photos through technology by Alex Mustard

One of the great traditions of BSoUP is building our own gear for underwater photography. But what do you do if you are full of ideas for shots, but have the engineering skill of a jellyfish?

This talk is more Blue Peter than Blue Planet. Alex Mustard will describe how through a combination of his own bodging and at times the engineering skills of others he's cobbled together various home-made accessories for his underwater photography. Mostly on the very cheap.


Underwater Excellence 2010 - Results (2)

The annual BSoUP Underwater Excellence competition sposored by DiveQuest took place on Wednesday 15th Spetember.

A total of 29 portfolios were received from BSoUP Members. The best 14, as judged by Alex Mustard and Brian Pitkin, were projected at the September meeting and the audience invited to vote for their favourites.

Congratulations to Joss Woolf who came first with images of an anemone fish, a diver silhouetted in a cave and a toad.

Joss was presented wih the Underwater Excellence trophy and a cheque for £250 by Rachel Horsfield, Deputy Manager of DiveQuest. More below.

Jos and Rachel
Rachel Horsfield of DiveQuest presenting the
Underwater Excellence Trophy and cheque for £250 to this year's winner Joss Woolf

Underwater Excellence 2010 - Results

The annual BSoUP Underwater Excellence competition sposored by DiveQuest took place on Wednesday 15th Spetember.

A total of 29 portfolios were received from BSoUP Members. The best 14, as judged by Alex Mustard and Brian Pitkin, were projected at the September meeting and the audience invited to vote for their favourites.

Congratulations to Joss Woolf who came first with images of an anemone fish (right), a diver silhouetted in a cave (below) and a toad (below, right).

Joss was presented wih the Underwater Excellence trophy and a cheque for £250 by Rachel Horsfield, Deputy Manager of DiveQuest.

Anemone fish by Joss Woolf
Anemone fish by Joss Woolf
Diver in cave by Joss Woolf
Diver in cave by Joss Woolf

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Joss Woolf 62 12
2 Len Deeley 54 10
3 Trevor Rees 46 10
4 Neil Rosewarn 40 8
5 Nick Blake 38 5
6 Keith Lyall 35 4

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery by clicking on a photographer's name (above)

BSoUP Members only may view all of the submitted images (anonymous in random order) in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you have not already done so the session.

Next month's competition is the Best of British Portfolio. Please read the Rules before entering as we have changed them since last year. Please only enter only THREE images of you best per portfolio.

If you are not in the top six and would like to know how you did, please contact Brian Pitkin.

Toad by JossWwoolf
Toad by Joss Woolf

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