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News - May 2007

 

April 2005
June 2007
News Archive

Beyond the Blue
Website of the Week - Anthony Holley
Go! Diving UK
Stoney Cove/DIVER Magazine Splash-in 2007
May Focus On - People
Website of the Week - Mark Hardy
May BSoUP Meeting
Scottish Wildlife

New amateur monthly competition at INDEPTHS
Website of the Week - Ian Hampson
New Image for The Wildlife Trusts
Under the Blue 2007
British Splash-in Championship - Print Competition
Underwater Photography Magazine
Photographing seals
Website of the Week - John Gulland


Beyond the Blue
Beyond the Blue

Beyond the Blue

Beyond the Blue is a free download which contains samples of the articles you will find in the latest edition of Beyond Magazine, which covers sport, adventure, technical and travel

Issue No. 1 includes articles, news, reviews, places and products and is available now at www.beyondmag.co.uk/home.htm


Website of the Week - Anthony Holley

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Anthony Holley's is this week's choice. Anthony's home page is mostly text and includes links to all the various places that he has photographed sea slugs. So an example page is reproduced right.

If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to http://www.bsoup.org

One of Anthony Holley's web pages

Go Diving
Go Diving DVD

Go! Diving UK

A DVD which showcases the best of British diving has been produced by the BSAC, together with underwater film-maker and BBC journalist John McIntyre.

The Dive Master Insurance-sponsored DVD features underwater footage of some the UK's best wrecks, from the HMS Scylla to Scapa Flow and marine life from basking sharks and dolphins to dogfish and anglerfish.
As part of the BSAC Go! Dive campaign, the DVD will be available to every person wishing to learn more about the BSAC as well as being sent to every branch in the UK.

Chapters have been devoted to subjects such as the wrecks of Scapa Flow and diving with seals. Bonus features include the oldest underwater colour footage of diving with the BSAC in the early days;

a full-length BBC report on Plymouth wreck HMS Scylla; British photography tips by DIVE's Charles Hood; and a message from BSAC chairman Marcus Allen inviting divers to go diving with UK branches. For more information about BSAC and the Go! Dive campaign sponsored by Dive Philippines see the website www.bsac.com


Stoney Cove/DIVER Magazine Splash-in 2007

Congratulations to BSoUP member Charles Erb who won the Wide-angle category and came second in the both this and the Aquatic Life category at the Stoney Cove/Diver Magazine Splash-in held in April.

Wide-angle second place by Charles Erb
Wide-angle second place image
© Charles Erb

Wide-angle winning shot by Charles Erb
Wide-angle winning image © Charles Erb

Overall runners-up were Mark Eaton, who won the Aquatic Life category and also came third, and Gareth Millson who won the Close-up category and also came second.

Also highly commended were Steve Bateman who came third in the Wide-angle category and Tim Ingmire who came third in the Close-up category.

Further details in June's DIVER magazine and soon on Divernet.


May Focus On - People

The theme for this month's Focus On competition was 'People'. There were 44 entries.

Congratulations to Shannon Conway and Annette Price who came first and second in this month's competition which was held last night. Their images go forward to the final later in the year to compete for the BSoUP 'Focus On' Trophy.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points
1 Shannon Conway 69
2 Annette Price 42
3 JP Trenque 29
4 Kevin Cullimore 24
5 Eleonora Manca 21
6 Alexander Mustard 16

Mark Hardy's Home Page
Mark Hardy's Home Page

Website of the Week - Mark Hardy

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Mark Hardy 's is this week's choice. If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to http://www.bsoup.org


May BSoUP meeting
Wednesday 20th June 2007 at7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in The Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. Directions.

If you can make the meeting, please get your drinks at the bar in time to start promptly 8.00 p.m.

This month we present a VERY special event. Leaping in a surprisingly sprightly manner to the front of the room will be our two greatly esteemed founding members - Colin Doeg and Peter Scoones, read on below. First, a splash-in build-up.

Preparation and planning for the annual BSOUP Splash_In Competition by Charles Erb

Running successfully for over 30 years, this year our annual splash-in competition is more exciting than ever as it has now evolved into the 'British Splash-in Championship' with a fantastic array of prizes and sponsorship - see www.bsoup.org for more details. This ever popular and hugely enjoyable weekend has become a favourite with BSoUP member Charles Erb and his club, the Worcester BSAC. Charles will describe how he and his friends plan and prepare for the event.

Crab by Charles Erb. Splash-In 2005 1st British Prints
Crab © Charles Erb
Splash-in 2005 1st British Prints

Diver by Charles Erb. Splash-In 2005 1st Digital wide-angle
Diver © Charles Erb
Splash-in 2005 1st Digital wide-angle

Charles has been interested in photography since childhood and diving for 20 years. Converting to digital in 2003, he now uses a housed Nikon D200 system and considers any dive without a camera to be a wasted opportunity. Like many of us I am sure, he is unable to dive as much as he would like, he is however a very experienced UK diver and splash-in veteran, I am sure his talk will be invaluable to anyone planning to join us for this year's excellent weekend in Devon.

Next month's competition is People. All details and online entry form are on the website www.bsoup.org

Main event - Dive magazine's British Underwater Image festival  by Colin Doeg and Peter Scoones

Still regularly attending meetings after creating BSoUP an incredible 40 years ago, our two founders will provide a double act this month. Together, these two chaps possess such an incredible wealth of experience in underwater photography it is difficult to imagine just how far their knowledge reaches. Here's a secret tip - ply either of these great men with a moderate glass of good red wine and they will be more than happy to share any amount of that huge experience with you. Peter and Colin will be showcasing the winning entries in DIVE magazine's British Underwater Image Festival including both the video and print categories, which attracted more entries this year than previously.

If you can be anywhere near South Kensington on Wednesday night, can you resist such a show?

Gill McDonald

Weedy sea-dragon by Andy Heath. BUIF Olympus Best of Show
Weedy sea dragon © Andy Heath.
BUIF 2007 Olympus Best of Show

Scottish Wildlife

Scottish Wildlife

It's been a good month for BSOUP member Elaine Whiteford, whose picture of a dahlia anemone has made the cover of May's Scottish Wildlife magazine.

In addition to the cover shot, ten of Elaine's images have been used to illustrate an article in the magazine on rock pools.

Elaine's underwater images have also been used in the past by the Scottish Wildlife Trust for promotional purposes. More information can be found on Elaine's website http://www.sublimescubaphotography.com


New amateur monthly competition at INDEPTHS

The INDEPTHS photographic competition is open to amateurs only. Pictures can be either underwater or above, but must have a connection to diving or the marine environment.

Please read the rules before entering. The closing date for the first of the competitions will be announced shortly.

Upload your entries at www.indepths.org. You must be a registered user of the site (It is free to register) and then upload your images in the competition gallery.

INDEPTHS

You may also upload images in any of the galleries including your personal gallery, but only images uploaded into the competition gallery will be entered.

Each month a panel of judges will pick the best image entered for that month. The top prize is £50 sterling.

 


Website of the Week - Ian Hampson

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Ian Hampson 's is this week's choice.

If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to http://www.bsoup.org


New Image for The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts' campaign for the introduction of a robust Marine Bill to protect our seas is on the hunt for a new image. For the past 12 months the public face of the campaign has been Paul Naylor's iconic Tompot Blenny (right). This years search will be conducted through a print competition associated with the BSoUP Splash-in.
Lisa Browning, Marine Development Manager at The Wildlife Trusts said: 'We're always on the look-out for engaging and thought-provoking underwater images, so this competition is a great opportunity for us. We're hoping for some outstanding photos of UK marine life to head up our continuing marine conservation campaign."

As well as the opportunity to showcase a photograph as the new face of The Wildlife Trusts' marine campaign, the overall winner of the BSoUP

British and Irish print category will receive a £250 voucher from Ocean Optics and a year's family membership to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.

The deadline for entries to the print competition is 23 May and is open to members and non-members of BSoUP.

The Wildlife Trusts current poster

All prints entered will be displayed at the National Aquarium, Plymouth from 16th June to 7th July where the public will be invited to vote for their favourites. They will remain on display until 14th July. For full details and an entry form go to Splash-in Prints.


Under the Blue

Deadline 12 May 2007.

Under the Blue 2007

International Underwater Photo and Video Competition

Over $20,000 in Prizes!

Next in the series of UnderwaterCompetition.com underwater photo and video competitions, and on the heels of the popular Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia competitions, popular underwater imagery websites Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide have teamed up with the 2007 SCUBA Show to develop a competition for amateurs and hobbyists entitled "UNDER THE BLUE". Winners will be announced online and exhibited at the 2007 SCUBA Show in Long Beach, California, June 2nd - 3rd. Further details www.UnderwaterCompetition.com


British Splash-in Championship - Print Competition

The closing date for this year's Splash-in Print Competition is Wedesday 23 May. There are three categories in the Print Competition:

British and Irish (images taken in UK and Irish waters)

Overseas (images taken in overseas waters)

Advanced (images taken underwater anywhere in the world)

Duck by Simon Brown Turtle by Charles Hood

Last year's winning British and Overseas prints

All prints entered will be displayed at the National Aquarium, Plymouth from 16th June to 7th July where the public will be invited to vote for their favourites. They will remain on display until 14th July.

A total of 3 trophies and 7 individual awards will be awarded.

For full details and an entry form go to Splash-in Prints.


UWP 36 - May/June 2007
Cover shot by Alex Mustard

Underwater Photography Magazine

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

This issue includes News and travel, New Products, Bali High, Nikon D200 and D80 housings, Mid-range zooms, Dome ports, Whale carcasses, 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.


Photographing seals

This month's DIVER Magazine includes an article by BSoUP member Elaine Whiteford on photographing seals

Elaine's images were taken in the Farne Islands late last year. She had a couple of fantastic dives with seals all over her.

This is the third article she has had published in DIVER. Further details on Elaine's blog at sublimescubaphotography.blogspot.com/

Elaine's article on seals in DIVER

John Gulland's Home Page

Website of the Week - John Gulland

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. John Gulland's is this week's choice.

If you are a BSoUP member and your website is not included on the BSoUP member's websites page, please send the URL of your site to the BSoUP Membership Secretary, Mike Russell

Subsequently your website will be added to the list. All we ask is that you provide a link on your website to www.bsoup.org


BSoUP T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and jackets.

Jane Morgan, our Meetings Secretary, has a selection of BSoUP branded items of clothing for members to purchase. T-shirts will be available in navy blue or white with a white or blue BSoUP logo and the full name of the Society. Other items, sweatshirts and polo shirts, in navy blue with white BSoUP logo and name. Caps by special order!

Prices from £10 for T-shirts to £24.00 for jackets. You can buy yours at any of the monthly meetings of the Society or contact Jane Morgan

To order please contact

Jane Morgan

Tel: 0208 255 6939 (home)
07887 558832 (mobile)

email: jane@morganreefphotography.com

 


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