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BSoUP Meeting - January 2011

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Simon Brown
Simon Brown

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 19th January 2010 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. See Welcome

Photo Techniques: Dark and Dirty 1. Snooting, backlighting and remote strobes to bring intact wrecks to life by Simon Brown

Focus On: 2010 Images. Deadline: Wednesady 12th January. The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may view the Competition Slideshow, athough you will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

Main Event: Dark and Dirty 2. Dirty and cold. Getting the results in Aland in bad vis by Simon Brown.

Do you worry about unexpected bad viz and cold water? How do you create an image after the subject has walked across the bottom of the harbour, dragging an umbilical behind them leaving a cloud of silt in their wake? How can you bring a silty wreck alive when you can't see beyond your own mask? 

Each presents their own challenges, and Simon will explain the how and why of working in what many would see as conditions not worth getting wet for. Simon will also reveal what happened when he asked for photographic access to a nuclear submarine and what happened when the armed guard saw press credentials in his wallet.

Alex Mustard
Winner © Alex Mustard
Basking shark feeding near St Michaels' Mount, Cornwall

Focus On - January 2011- Images from 2010

Congratulations to Alex Mustard who won January' Focus On Competition with a half-and half image of a Basking Shark feeding with St Michael's Mount, Cornwall in the background.

Congratulations also to Nick Robertson-Brown who came second and to Keth Lyall who came third.

There were a total of 37 entries.

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Alex Mustard 36 8
2 Nick Robertson-Brown 26 6
3 Keith Lyall 24 5
4 Joss Woolf 22 3
5 Tony Baskeyfield 21 4
6 Rick Ayrton 17 3

The top six images may be viewed in the Gallery.

Nick Robertson Brown
2nd © Nick Robertson Brown
Black Tip Reef Sharks, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa
Keith Lyall
3rd © Keith Lyall
Scorpion fish, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

BSoUP Members only may view all of the 37 entries in the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you haven't done so this session.

If you entered and are not in the top six and would like to know how your image scored please contact Brian Pitkin.

The February 2011 Focus On competition is now open to BSoUP members only. Images entered must not have come first, second or third in a national or international competition or have been entered into Focus On previously. Please read the Rules before entering online using the Entry Form.

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