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News - July 2007

June 2007
August 2007
News Archive


Linda Pitkin's Exhibition reopens at London Zoo
Sam Bean LRPS
Website of the Week - Arun Madisetti
SanDisk Red-Sea 2007 Competition
Focus on - Temperate green waters
Mantas of the Maldives
July BSoUP meeting
Scuba Diver Australasia 2007 Photo Comp
Pix Digital Imaging Contest
World in Focus Contest
Website of the Week - Zac Macaulay
British Splash-in Championship 2007 - Prints

Martha Tressler wins Wildlife Trusts seal of approval
British Splash-in Championship 2007 - On the Day
Website of the Week - Keith Lyall
Mike Portelly loses battle with cancer
Galapagos National Park in danger
Sharks in Focus' 2007 photo Competition
Member's website
Underwater Photography Magazine
Sea and Sea's new u/w camera system

BSoUP's Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2007
Website of the Week - John Liddiard


Linda Pitkin's Exhibition reopens at London Zoo

BSoUP member Linda Pitkin's Exhibition has reopened at the London Zoo Aquarium. Linda's exhibition was temporarily taken down in April to make way for a exhibition on seahorses.

The exhibition now runs from 24 July for about six months and features a selection of her stunning prints of marine animals and scenes from tropical and temperate waters around the world.

London Zoo is open every day (except Christmas) from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. until 23 October and to 4.00 p.m. there after. There is a charge for admission unless you are 3 or under!

Further details www.lindapitkin.net

Whale shark, Thailand by Linda Pitkin
Whale shark, Thailand © Linda Pitkin

Sam Bean's LRPS submission
Sam Bean's © LRPS submission

Sam Bean LRPS

Congratulations to BSoUP member Sam Bean who recently became a licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society. Sam is a Research Scientist living and working in Norwich. She learned to dive about 8 years ago and won the Best Beginner's Portfolio Competition in 2003, came joint first with Alex Mustard in the Best of British Portfolio Competion in 2005 and second in the Open Portfolio Competition in 2006.

Sam said 'after Len Deeley's motivating BSoUP talk about the RPS I decided to have a go at getting my LRPS.  Well I was so nervous before I couldn't tell anyone. But last week I went to Bath and was successful. It really was hard work, and nerve wracking, but definitely worth it!'

Sam will be giving a talk on preparing a portfolio at the next BSoUP meeting on 15th August and you can see more of Sam's images on her website at www.sambeanimages.com/index.htm


Website of the Week - Arun Madisetti

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Arun Madisetti '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

Arun Madisetti's Home Page
Arun Madisetti's Home Page


Sharon Rainis invites all photographers to enter the SanDisk Red-Sea 2007 - World of Images Underwater. Photo: Lars Kirchhoff (digideep.com)
Sharon Rainis invites all photographers to enter the SanDisk Red-Sea 2007 - World of Images Underwater. Photo: Lars Kirchhoff (digideep.com)

SanDisk Red-Sea 2007 - World of Images Underwater

Update Prizes and give away Flash memory cards

Underwater photographers from all over the world have begun to send their photos to the "Images of the world" category, (Deadline for receiving entries: September 15, 2007)

Participants for the Eilat's Shoot-Out registered before October 15 will receive a free 4 Gigabyte Compact Flash or an SD flash card in Eilat.

SanDisk Red Sea 2007 World of Images Underwater is open to both amateur and professional photographers, shooting with film or digital cameras.


Selected categories are open to competitors from all over the world, whose photos can be shot at any time and from any location. Contestants can send photographs in by mail. Registration is now open and details available, with full details, rules and registering forms. For more information, please visit: www.sandiskredsea.com


Focus on - Temperate green waters

Congratulations to Tony Baskeyfield and Bob Anthony who's images came first and second respectively in this month's Focus on competition - Temperate green waters. Their images go forward to the final in November.

Position Photographer Score
1 Tony Baskeyfield 47
2 Bob Anthony 33
3 Rob Bailey 26
4 Martha Tressler 23
5 Ken Sullivan 19
6 Trevor Rees 17

Mantas of the Maldives

Guy Stevens, a friend of BSoUP member Gordon Brown, is involved in a project in the Maldives involving Manta Rays. Part of his work is to identify individual Mantas and their migration patterns as well as estimating the size of the overall population in the Maldives. Gordon sent Guy all the photographs that he had taken of Mantas in the Maldives over the last few years with descriptions of dive site, time and date of photo. From this information Guy has been able to confirm the identity of 17 mantas from his database and add 5 new mantas. Guy has also been able to confirm that some of the mantas photographed on opposite sides of the North Male Atoll are in fact the same mantas which have moved due to the different direction of the Monsoon winds.

Manta Ray by Guy Stevens
Manta Ray © Guy Stevens

If any BSoUP members or other readers of this page have Manta photographs from anywhere in or around the Maldives in recent years then Guy would really appreciate copies of the photos with dive site details and dates/times.

Guy can be contacted via his web site at www.maldivianmantas.com


JP Trenque
JP Trenque

July BSoUP meeting

Wednesday 18th July 2007 at7.30 for 8.00 p.m. inThe Holland Club, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7. Directions.

Splash-in review by JP Trenque - who was responsible for putting together the spectacular presentation of all of the Splash-In images entered for projection in Plymouth on 7 July!

Focus On: Temperate green waters.

Eligible images should have been taken in northern temperate waters such as the UK, Ireland, Norway, Canada, etc, or in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand.  In other words, cold water photography, where the water is normally green. The Canaries, Med and northern Red Sea, which are technically "temperate', are not included.  If in doubt, ask!  See Rules at Focus On and online entry form

Main Event: In the name of science - a research trip to the Coral Sea by Pedro Vieyra

Pedro, a longstanding BSoUP member and a member of the Committee, took up diving in 1986 because of his interest in marine life.  After a few years of diving North Sea wrecks from North Norfolk, he became interested in underwater photography while diving off the islands and highlands of west and northern Scotland and club trips to the Red Sea and south-east Asia, and joined BSoUP to hone his skills.

Since then, Pedro has travelled the world, including expeditions to the southern Red Sea, Indonesia, Canada and French Polynesia photographing sharks and whales. He has been big shark diving in the Bahamas and Guadeloupe, diving with Orcas in Norway and Humpback whales in Turks and Caicos. He has had competitive success at the Seychelles Underwater Film and Image Festival (SUBIOS), in the BSAC Travel Club competition (winning this in 2004), 'Beneath the Sea 2006' held in New York and the 'British Underwater Image Festival' 2006.

Pedro Vieyra
Pedro Vieyra

In November 2005 he joined a research trip to the Coral Sea northeast of Australia helping to provide scientists with valuable data as well as having the opportunity to dive on virgin reefs teeming with fish.  Pedro will be telling us about that trip and showing us some of his shots from this remote and beautiful area.


Scuba Diver Australasia

Scuba Diver Australasia 2007 Photo Comp

Deadline: August 1st 2007

Further details: www.scubadiveraustralasia.com/competition.html


Pix Digital Imaging Contest No.13 (US)

Deadline: August 1st 2007

Further details:
www.pixdigitalimagingcontest.com/

PIX


World In Focus

World in Focus Contest (US)

Deadline: August 21st 2007

Further details:
www.worldinfocuscontest.com


Website of the Week - Zac Macaulay

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Zac Macaulay'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

Zac Macaulay's Home Page
Zac Macaulay's Home Page


Boy jumping by Trevor Rees
Boy jumping © Trevor Rees

British Splash-in Championship 2007 - Prints

All of the winners and runners-up (save one) from this year's British Splash-in Championship have now been posted on this website.

There is also a page of images of participants kindly provided by Anthony Holley, Martha Tressler and Peter Ladell. If you have any images of people taken on the day please send them to me. They need only be jpgs 300 pixels wide. Please identify the subjects.


Martha Tressler wins Wildlife Trusts seal of approval Congratulations to BSoUP Chairman Martha Tressler whose Grey Seal print entered in our recent Splash-In was selected by the Wildlife Trusts as the face of its Marine Bill campaign. The winners were announced at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth on Saturday 7 July. The winning entries were:

1st - Martha Tressler - Grey Seal
2nd - Sally Sharrock - Jewel anemones
3rd - Trevor Rees - Boy jumping
Highly commended - JP Trenque - Basking shark

Further details: Wildlife Trust Print Selection

Grey seal by Martha Tressler
Grey Seal © Martha Tressler


Diver at surface by Arthur Kingdon
Diver at surface © Arthur Kingdon

British Splash-in Championship 2007 - On the Day

Congratulations to Arthur Kingdon who won the Grand Prize, a one week liveaboard trip to the Red Sea kindly donated by Tony Backhurst Scuba, at the British Splash-in Championship last Saturday.

Arthur's wide-angle image taken half in and half out of the water depicts a diver at the surface with a surface marker buoy (SMB) with the Mew Stone in the left background.

Full details of the one-day event - Splash-in


Website of the Week - Keith Lyall

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. Keith Lyall'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

Keith Lyall's Home Page
Keith Lyall's Home Page


Mike Portelly at BSoUP in 2004
Mike Portelly at BSoUP in 2004

MikePortelly loses battle with cancer.
by Dive Magazine

Celebrated British underwater film-maker and photographerMike Portelly has died aged 55, after a long battle withcancer. Portelly first ventured beneath the waves witha camera in Kenya during the mid-70s.

His skill and unique vision as a stills photographerwere soon recognised by the industry. He picked up aseries of awards at an international underwater photographiccompetition in Brighton with his Kenya pictures.

Thetrained dentist started a successful underwater film-makingcareer in the early Eighties. One of his first projectswas The Ocean's Daughter, one of the most ground-breakingand highly acclaimed underwater films of its day.

Formore than 20 years he successfully filmed and producedmany underwater films, including a number of high profiletelevision advertisements for companies such as Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Akeen environmentalist, marine conservation was a runningtheme in much of his work.

'Learningphotography taught me a new way of seeing,' Portellytold DIVE during an interview in 2004. 'I wouldspend hours underwater just observing the nuances oflight that could evoke such different atmospheres atdifferent times of day. Gradually I learned how totranslate what I saw, or wanted to see, in a reliableway onto film.'

Portellywas diagnosed with cancer in 2001. He is survived bytwo sisters and two brothers.

Michael Portelly's website: www.portelly.com/
Diver article: www.divernet.com/
Dive article: www.divemagazine.co.uk/news/
The Independant: news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries


Galapagos National Park in Danger

The World Heritage Committee inscribed the Galapagos (Ecuador) and Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal) on UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites in Danger on June 26 with a view to mobilizing support for their conservation.

World Heritage

Galapagos (Ecuador)

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, the 19 islands of the Galapagos and their surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique living museum and showcase of evolution. They are threatened by invasive species, growing tourism and immigration. The number of days spent by passengers of cruise ships has increased by 150 percent over the past 15 years, for example. This increase has fuelled a growth in immigration and the ensuing inter-island traffic has led to the introduction of more invasive species.

Further details: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/357


Shark Trust

'Sharks In Focus' 2007 Photo Competition

Deadline: August 31, 2007

The Shark Trust, along with Diver Magazine, has opened the "Sharks In Focus" photo competition to submission of entries. Intended to "celebrate the beauty and highlight the vulnerability of sharks," the grand prize winner will receive a week-long diving holiday for two in the Maldives. Sponsors include Barefoot Traveller, Suunto, Mares, Ocean Optics, and Fujifilm. The August 31, 2007 deadline is fast approaching, and while there is no entry fee, there is a limit of two submissions per entran. The top photographs will be displayed at the Dive 2007 exhibit at NEC Birmingham in October and published in the 2008 Diver Magazine calendar.

Further details: www.sharktrust.org/


Member's website

BSoUP member Sam Bean has recently launched her own website. This includes both underwater and land images taken around the world.

Sam has won in numerous BSoUP competitions including the Beginner's Portfolio Competition in 2003 and was the runner-up in the Splash-In Digital Macro Category in 2005 and Open Portfolio Competition in 2006.

Visit: www.sambeanimages.com/index.htm

Sam Bean's Home Page
Sam Bean's Home Page


UWP 37 -July/August 2007
Cover shot by Tim Rock

Underwater Photography Magazine

The July/August 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 Ikelite Nikon L11 package, Sea and Sea YS-27DX. Sealux HX7 housing, Nekton broadcast housings, 10Bar focus light, Tokina 10-17mm, Bonin Islands, Bonaire Digital ShootOut. CMAS 11th World Championship, Under the Blue results, Temperate temptations, Parting Shots

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


Sea and Sea's new 10 megapixel u/w camera system

Sea and Sea have announced a new DX-1G housing and 1G camera which features 10.01 effective megapixels from a high quality CCD sensor and a 24-72mm wide-angle-to-telephoto zoom lens for incredible versatility. Building on the success of the DX-5000G and DX- 8000G, Sea and Sea set out to engineer and manufacture a more technologically advanced, yet user-friendly, underwater system that is ideal for any type of photographer - novice to professional. The DX-1G is the result - offering SLR functionality, performance and features without the bulk, hassle and weight of an SLR system.

Full details: www.seaandsea.com/DX-1G/release.pdf

Sea & Sea's DX1G


in focus 87

in focus 87 - Spring/Summer 2007

Cover photo: Shark by Rob Allen

CONTENTS

Editorial by Gill McDonald, BSoUP Programme 2007, 'Its not what you've got' by Alex Mustard, 'Building a photography website' by Jeremy Cuff, 'Norwegian Coral reefs' by Vicki Blillings, 'Photographing big sharks in Fiji' by Rob Allen, 'Norwegian Coral Reef photographs' by Rohan Holt, Annual Theme Portfolio 2007, British Underwater Image Festival 2007, Forward Planning, Monthly meeting reports, BSoUP Officers 2007.

If you would like to receive printed copies of in focus, as and when it is published, then why not join BSoUP.


Website of the Week - John Liddiard

Each week we are highlighting a BSoUP member's website. John Liddiard'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

John Liddiard's Home Page
John Liddiard's Home Page


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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