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BSoUP Meeting - August 2015

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BSoUP - August Meeting

Tuesday 18 August 2015

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Tuesday 18 August 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.

Alex Tattersall: Follow the yellow brick road to the land of WOW.  With so many images out there, how can we possibly get a WOW reaction to our photos now? Join Alex and his Nauticam munchkins on a trip from the tediously mundane corn fields of Kansas to the wonderfully enchanted land of WOW, an adventure you’ll never forget.

Alex Tattersall

Focus On - Big Animals
Focus On - Big Animals

Alex has been taking photos underwater for almost 10 years, a shameless digital baby, the film days were not something he had to endure. He is now the French, Irish and UK distributor of the Nauticam range although he will do his best to limit using the N word to a minimum during his talk. Alex runs photo workshops for Oonasdivers and is enraptured by underwater wildlife photography.

Alex's talk continues after the Competition Results have beeen announced.

Focus On - Big Animals (images that convey the scale of any BIG animal: sharks, rays, whales, etc.) The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members may view the 22 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 Alex Tattersall.  At the meeting all of the entries will be shown and Alex will present his winners with some feedback about how he chose them.


Focus On - Big Animals - Results

Congratulations to Laura Storm who was the winner of this month's Focus On Competition - Big Animals. Laura's image is of a Tiger shark and her remora companions taken at Tiger Beach, The Bahamas using a Canon 550D, Sea & Sea RDX550D housing. ISO 200. 1/200secs @ f /13, INON s2000's

Congratulations also to Ellen Cuylaerts and Len Deeley who came second and third respectively. Ellen's image is of a Manatee calf and mom at 3 Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida, U.S.A. taken with a Nikon D800, Nikkor 16mm lens, natural light. Len's image is of frolicking Sea Lions taken at Darwin Island Galapagos using a Nikon F90X.

Laura Storm
Winner: Laura Storm

Ellen Cuylaerts

There were a total of 22 entries and the competition was judged by Alex Tattersall.

The top six:-

Position Photographer Subject
1 Laura Storm Tiger Shark
2 Ellen Cuylaerts Manatees
3 Len Deeley Sea Lions
4 Mark Pickford Trevally
5 Cathy Lewis Humpback Whale
6 Pedro Vierya Oeanic whitetip

 

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 Nick'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 Underwater Excellence. The competition will open shortly. Please note this competition is open to BSoUP members only. Submit your three images as sRGB jpgs at a max. 1400 pixels wide, 1050 pixels high at 72 pixels/inch. Please read the Rules before entering.

Len Deeley

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