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News - November 2006

October 2006
December 2006
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Visions Print Competiton
Focus On 2006 Final
Beginners Portfolio Competition
Water Vision by Mirko Zanni

Beneath Northern SulaweSea by Michael Aw

Underwater Photography magazine
BSoUP Member Presents Photos To Queen
'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
Belgrade Film Festival
Antibes 2006


Lion fish by Arthur Kingdon
Lion fish © Arthur Kingdon

Visions Print Competiton

Congratulations to BSoUP member Arthur Kingdon who won the Visions Print Competiton at the Visions in the Sea festival in November 2006. His Lion fish and reflection (left) was taken on a night snorkel off the pier at the Coral Hilton, Nuweiba. with a Nikon D200, Aquatica housing, Nikkor 28-105mm at 31mm, twin Inon Z240 strobes. Arthur won a fantastic 10 day liveaboard trip with Odyssea Divers in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

Congratulations also to BSoUP member Len Deeley who came second and third with his images of an oceanic white tip shark and silky shark respectively. Second and third prizes were £250 voucher from Cameras Underwater and £250 voucher from Ocean Optics respectively.

Entries were voted on by delegates at the festival, there were 68 entries in total.


Beginners Portfolio Competition for the DIVER Trophy

Congratulation to Kam Arya who won this year's Beginners Portfolio Competition. Kam was presented with the DIVER Trophy and a cheque for £100 kindly donated by DIVER Magazine.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points
1 Kam Arya 48
2 Rich Smith 40
3 Mike Davidge 37
4 John Wallis 35
5 Neil Rosewarn 34
6 Tamsin Eyles 19

Lion fish by Kam Arya
Lion fish © Kam Arya


Seahorse by Kam Ayra
Seahorse © Kam Ayra


Seal pup by Jane Morgan
Seal pup © Jane Morgan

Photographing Red Snappers by Steve Jones
Photographing Red Snappers
© Steve Jones

Focus On 2006 Final

Congratulations to Jane Morgan who's image of a seal pup (left) won this year's Focus On Final. Her image of the grey seal was taken in the Farne Islands, in the summer of 2005 with a D70 in a Sea and Sea housing. A black and white version of the same image won the Plongeur d'Or (1st place) in the Black and White Prints category at the Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine (see below).

Congratulaions also to Steve Jones who came second and third! Steve's second place image of a photographer taking a photograph of Red Snappers (left) was taken at Ras Muhammed in the Egyptian Red Sea.

Tony Baskeyfield came fourth; Pedro Vieyra fifth; and Gavin Parsons sixth.

There were a total of 14 images comprising the first and second place images for each of the 7 months in which the competition was staged. So Jane's was judged to be the best of about 100 images.


Water Vision
by Mirko Zanni

Swiss born underwater photographer Mirko Zanni dives all over the world with his girlfriend and model Tanja Porta, and his daughter Asia. Mirko's photographic tastes are diverse, his most favourite subjects are tiny fishes (for which he uses his macro lens) and spectacular wide-angle shots, taken wlth his prized 16mm fish-eye lens. His book, 'Water Vision', won the International Prize for a Book of Underwater Images in Antibes.

Further details www.mirkozanni.com

Water Vision by Mirko Zanni


Beneath Northern SulaweSea by Michael Aw

Beneath North SulaweSea
by Michael Aw

Michael Aw is a professional underwater photographer and the author of 'The essential guide to Digital Photography', 'Beneath Bunaken', 'Richest Reefs' and 'Dreams from a Rainbow Sea'. His latest book 'Beneath North SulaweSea' is an update to "Beneath Bunaken" published in 1993.

Further details www.michaelaw.com


Underwater Photography magazine

The Nov/Dec issue of the FREE bi-monthly web based magazine Underwater Photography (UwP) is now available as a pdf at http://www.uwpmag.com/

This issue includes News, New Products, Product reviews, Underwater Photographer profile, Locations, Techniques, Marine Life, Underwater Photo Competitions, Book reviews and Parting Shot.

The magazine is produced by former BSoUP Chairman and current BSoUP member Peter Rowlands and includes articles by BSoUP members and others.


BSoUP Member Presents Photos To Queen

Recently, BSoUP member Alex Mustard personally presented some of his underwater photographs to Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke Of Edinburgh during their State Visit to the Baltic Republics. Alex was asked to represent the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and presented Her Majesty the Queen with 'The Portfolio Book' of the winning 2006 images, the official gift from the British Council in Estonia.

Alex also had the chance to speak to the Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh about his photography. "The Queen is a keen photographer herself and congratulated me on winning in the competition and asked me about the challenges of taking pictures underwater. I actually spoke more about the advantages; underwater we can move in three dimensions and therefore can approach the subject from any direction we choose, I told her. Imagine what land photography would be like if we could fly. The Queen seemed to like this answer.

Alex Mustard (left) explaining his Snapper photo to Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh, well known for his patronage of the WWF, was more interested in the species shown in the photos and where the photos were taken. I told him that the Snapper photo (which you can see in the photo above, left) was taken in Egypt, explaining that the Red Sea is so lush and colourful below the waves, quite a contrast to the desert above."


Batfish by Linda Pitkin
Batfish © Linda Pitkin

'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website

There will be virtually nothing left to fish [or photograph] from the seas by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a major scientific study.

Stocks have collapsed in nearly one-third of sea fisheries, and the rate of decline is accelerating.

More http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6108414.stm


10th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade

The 10th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro takes place from 8th to 11th December next. The organisers invite all underwater film makers to present their film or films.

Films for the contest must be 2005 or 2006. productions, with at least 30% underwater shots in BETA SP, DV Cam or MiniDV (PAL). Deadline for registration (for contest participants) is 15th November.

10 th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade


. Seal pup, by Jane Morgan
Seal pup - © Jane Morgan
Plongeur d'Or at the World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes - BandW prints

Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine, Antibes 2006

Congratulations to BSoUP member Jane Morgan, who won the Plongeur d'Or (1st place) in the Black and White Prints category at the Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous Marine, Antibes 2006 for her image 'Seal pup'.

Her picture of the grey seal was taken in the Farne Islands, in the summer of 2005 with a D70 in a Sea and Sea housing.

Delighted by the award, Jane commented that she was very pleased to see an image taken in British waters stand-up to pictures from more exotic locations.

Congratulations also to BSoUP's Alex Mustard who was awarded the Plongeur d'Argent (runner-up) in the same category for his image 'Stingrays at Sunset'.

In the Film "A" Category (professional movie productions), Alastair Fothergill and the BBC's Natural History Unit won the Palme d'Argent (second place) with 'Shallow Seas', a documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough which will be broadcast in the UK as part of the next Planet Earth series. The Palme d'Or was awarded to Satoshi Okabe and NHK (Japan) for ' Equator - Rivers of the Sun'.

The BBC was further rewarded with a prize for unusual images given to "Dive Galapagos" by James Honeyborne. Full results

Stingrays at Sunset, by Alex Mustard
Stingrays at Sunset - © Alex Mustard
Plongeur d'Argent at the World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes - BandW prints.

 


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