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BSoUP Meeting - June 2015

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BSoUP Meeting - June

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 16 June 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.

Show & Tell: we have images from Peter Tatton, Super Jolly, Ally McDowell and Paul Colley, all with interesting stories!

Focus On - Monochrome (An image in one colour or shades of one colour - not necessarily black and white.) The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members may view the 32 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 Rob Bailey.  At the meeting all of the entries will be shown and Rob will present his winners with some feedback about how he chose them.

Results will not be posted to the website until Monday 22nd June.

Focus on -Monochrome
Focus On - Monochrome
Rob Bailey
Rob Bailey
Rob Bailey: U/W photography in the UK – a 10 year retrospective. Rob will share with us his passion for underwater photography in the UK, some of his experiences, a few insights, and his personal approach.  He hopes that his message will help to enhance everyone’s underwater photography. And of course he will share some of his images, and the places he has personally found to be particularly productive.
Rob has been diving for over 25 years and taking underwater photographs for almost as long.  Originally from Canada, he worked as a NAUI scuba instructor at the University of Calgary from 1993-1999.  After a 6 year spell in the Netherlands he pitched up on UK shores in 2005.  He never dives without his camera, currently a Nikon D300 in a Sea & Sea housing.  A committed UK diver, many of his photographic successes in recent years at BSoUP, BUPG and other forums showcase the best of the UK underwater.  He's an active member of BSoUP and the Bristol Underwater Photography Group and is obsessed by all things photographic! Rob Bailey's website
Rob Bailey's website

Focus On - Monochrome - Results

Congratulations to Trevor Rees who was the winner of this month's Focus competition - Monochrome- with an image of a nudibranch.

Congratulations also to Alex Mustard and Kirsty Andrews who came second and third respectively. Alex's image was of a frogfish. Kirsty's image was of a Napoleon wrasse.

Trevor Rees
1st - Trevor Rees
Alex Mustard
2nd - Alex Mustard

There were a total of 32 entries and the competition was judged by Rob Bailey.

The top six:-

Position Photographer Subject
1 Trevor Rees Nudibranch
2 Alex Mustard Frogfish
3 Kirtsy Andrews Napoleon wrasse
4 Mike Davidge Stingray
5 Liz Drane Anemone & Anemone fish
6 Mark Drayton Crab

The top six may be viewed on the Home Page and the top six 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 Rob's 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 - Natural Light. The competition will is now open. Please note this competition is open to BSoUP members only. Submit your image as ONE sRGB jpg at a max. 1400 pixels wide, 1050 pixels high at 72 pixels/inch. Please read the Rules before entering.

Kirsty Andrews
3rd Kirsty Andrews

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