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BSoUP Meeting - January 2015

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Peter Scoones
Peter Scoones 1938-2014

Next BSoUP Meeting

Tuesday 20 January 2015

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 20 January 2015 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in Meeting Room 3, Union Building, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 [Entrance via Prince Consort Road] (Directions). New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

Peter Scoones – the genius behind the lens

The evening BSoUP will celebrate the remarkable career and achievements of its co-founder, the late Peter Scoones, who last year was awarded the Society’s first Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to underwater photography. Subsequently, we learned that his contribution to wildlife documentary making was even more significant. Single-handedly, he changed forever the way natural history films were made and, for many wildlife cameramen, he was the colleague who they most wished to emulate.

Led by his fellow co-founder, Colin Doeg, several members who were close to Peter during his career will reccount some of the many stories about him. In particular they are Tim Glover, whose workshop he used for some 20 years, Peter Rowlands, a former secretary, chairman and president of BSoUP, who was also involved with Peter for two decades, and Warren Williams, who was his backup diver on several occasions.

The evening will conclude with the showing of a section of Great White Shark followed by Malice in Wonderland, a film which Peter shot in the Red Sea and demonstrates his flair for capturing the natural behaviour of fish within their own environment rather than in a tank or an aquarium. The film won an Emmy, and also shows the Red Sea as it was many years ago before it was ‘invaded’ by so many divers.

Great White Shark
Great White Shark

Malice in Wonderland
Malice in Wonderland

Focus On - Best of 2014 (best images of 2014 which didn't win a comptition)

The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members may view the 31 entries in the Competition Slideshow.  You will be asked to log in if you have not done so this session. The competition has been judged by Peter Rowlands.  At the meeting all of the entries will be shown and Peter will present his winners with some feedback about how he chose them.

Bob Anthony

Focus On - Best of 2014 - Results

Congratulations to Bob Anthony who was the winner of this month's Focus On Competition - Best of 2014 (non-winners). Bob's image of four Longfin Spadefish (left) was taken at Arborek Village Pier, Raja Ampat, Indonesia with a Nikon D7100 using a Sigma 17-70 mm lens at f7.1 @ 1/320th sec. and ISO 100.

Congratulations also to Arthur Kingdon and Warren Williams who came seond and third respectively. Arthur's image of a diver in a cenote was taken in Taj Maha, Mexico at f3.5 @ 1.40 sec. Warren's image was taken closer to home in a river (below).

The competition was judged by Peter Rowlands, Publisher/Editor of UwP Magazine.

The top six may be viewed on the Home Page and in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries enlarged in the Competition Slideshow Archive. BSoUP Members may also read a summary of Peter Rowlands' feedback for more details. You will be prompted to login if you have not already done so this session.

Next month's competition is Focus On - Macro/ Close-up - something small.  Could be very, very small, or a bit larger, but make it an exciting image. Deadline 8th February 2015. Please note , as this month, that entries will not be judged by the audience, but by a nominated judge to be announced. The competition is now open.

Arthur KingdonWarren Williams

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