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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2006

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Fifth - Shannon Conway


Shannon Conway

© Shannon Conway


1st - Steve Jones
2nd - Sam Bean
4th - Alex Mustard
5th - Shannon Conway

My Portfolio

by Shannon Conway

 
Shannon Conway

I used to live in Stourport-on-severn in Worcestershire, working in Telford as Managing Director for a computer services company. I sold up and moved to Fremantle Western Australia in February 2006, it's been a busy year but my wife Amanda and I have now settled and are enjoying the warm climate, coastal life style and extra time for underwater photography. We still look forward to our trips every year with Martin, Sylvia Edge and the usual gang.

I'm very pleased with my 5th place in the Open Portfolio after Winning the Beginners Portfolio last Year. Well done to everybody who entered and special congratulations to Steve, great Portfolio! Sorry I couldn't be at the meeting it's a bit far to commute these days but I will continue to be a keen member from over here.

A special thanks to Martin Edge for his motivation, guidance and support
over the last several years, see you soon..

© Shannon Conway No.1
Taken in Wakatobi 2004. Nikon D100, twin Inon 220, 1/80s, f16. I was
attracted to the contrasts of colour using the pink skirt of the Anemone as a base and the interest of the Clown Fish.
© Shannon Conway No.2
Taken in Wakatobi 2004. Nikon D100, Twin Inon 220, 1/160s, F8. I was
returning to the boat after diving Razor and decided to take a few shots before handing my camera back to the Crew. This shot won the Digital Competition on the Martin Edge Photoquest to Wakatobi.
© Shannon Conway No.3
Taken off Rottnest Island Western Australia 2006. Nikon D2x, Twin Inon 220, 1/200s, F18. I have taken many Pictures of these Jelly fish but spent some time near the surface swimming around in circles trying to get the sun burst directly behind the subject with the orientation I was looking for. Thanks to the D2X for capturing the sunburst so well.
© Shannon Conway No.4
Taken off Big Island Hawaii 2006. Nikon D2x, Twin Inon 220, 1/60s, F5. Night diving with Mantas, what an experience. Thanks to Martin Edge for making me practice with both strobes pointing at about 45 degrees to the housing eliminating all back scatter from the water.
© Shannon Conway

No.5
Taken Off Rottnest Island 2006 and in the 2007 Divequest Brochure. Nikon D2x, Twin Inon 220, 1/125s, F8. Grey Nurse Sharks off Western Australia quite a rare find this side of Australia.

I was diving with my usual dive company Dolphin Dive Fremantle
www.dolphindiveshop.com when Mark the owner and Captain mentioned to me he had seen Grey Nurse Sharks at this site a few years earlier, he gave me an idea of the location and off I went. Ten Sharks under one large overhang, I spent about 20 minutes with them.

© Shannon Conway No.6
Taken under Busselton Jetty Western Australia 2006. Nikon D2x, Twin Inon 220, 1/125s, F25. What a great dive site, if you are ever over this way give it a try. I like this shot because the angle of the Nudibranch as it lifts its head when it senses some loony is pushing a camera in my face when I'm having lunch!
   

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition


BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

2014 Mark Drayton

2013 Jackie Campbell

2012 Mark Pickford

2011 Dray van Beeck

2010 Giordano Cipriani

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 JP Trenque

2007 Shannon Conway

2006 Steve Jones

2005 Jane Morgan

2004 Alex Mustard

2003 Charles Hood

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Tony White

2000 Gary Clark

1999 Guy Middleton

1998 Hilary Driscoll

1997 Malcolm Hey

1996 Linda Dunk

1995 Linda Dunk

1994 Linda Dunk

1993 Linda Pitkin

1992 Charles Hood

1991 Georgette Douwma

1990 Mike Wong

1989 Mike Wong

1988 Mike Wong

1987 Georgette Douwma

1986 Georgette Douwma

1985 Warren Williams

1984 Georgette Douwma


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