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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2006

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Sixth - Tony Baskeyfield


Tony Baskeyfield

© Tony Baskeyfield


1st - Steve Jones
2nd - Sam Bean
4th - Alex Mustard
6th - Tony Baskeyfield

My Portfolio

by Tony Baskeyfield

 
Tony Baskeyfield

I learned to dive in Gibraltar 1972. As an army kid we've been stationed in some exotic places like Malaysia. I learned to swim there age 4 and just loved the sea from then on. At the age of 16 when we were stationed in Gibraltar it was natural for me and my twin brother to swim and snorkel and go spearfishing all day long. Then I learned to dive with the army in Gibraltar. Then when my father was stationed in Germany I dived the chilly lakes of the North like the Mohne Dam and the dykes of Holland. Since then I've been a member of North Staffs, Harlow and now Peterborough BSAC

I was Diving officer of Peterborough Sub Aqua Club for 3 years. We dive the wrecks of the North Sea off the East Anglian coast. I'd like to think of the East Anglian coast as my back yard. I know it very well and love the area. It's a place that has taken me 20 yeas to get to know. My first trips were in a floppy inflatable diving a couple of miles off shore using transits to find wrecks. Now I have my own RIB and we research then dive the fantastic virgin wrecks up to 20m offshore.

I'm an Advanced Diver, Club Instructor, Advanced Nitrox Diver, Diver Cox'n, and Yachtmaster. I'm BSAC's Travel Club Photographic Correspondent. I write on Underwater Photography for BSAC, and devised, run and am one of the Judges for the Photographic competition now in its 4th year.

I'm a BSOUP award winner. Winner of SUBIOS 2yrs running and national competitions Recently I'm spoiling myself with warm water tropical diving. I hate cold water even though I had a fantastic trip in the Arctic with Killer Whales in 2002. I suffered the cold for the experience of swimming with there fantastic creatures. Favorite diving has got to be where there is warm water and there is visibility for me and my camera to return home with a bag full of really different images.

My wife Cheryl is my diving partner and beautiful model. My daughter Sophie has had so many underwater pics taken of her she is completely over exposed at the age of 3I live in Deeping St James near Peterborough. My full time occupation is Graphic Designer and Photographer. I own and run a small Graphic Design and Photographic studio called Plus Two Design.

   
© Tony Baskeyfield 1. Marble Stingray and Diver taken in Seychelles this year with 16mm lens
© Tony Baskeyfield 2. Spanish Dancer taken in Seychelles this year with 35-80mm lens
© Tony Baskeyfield 3. Shortfin Mako taken off Catalina Island California USA 17-35mm lens. As it swam past me I was zooming at 20th sec and got the movement streaks. Then the mako bit my strobe as it passed.
© Tony Baskeyfield 4. Turtle taken in Seychelles this year with 10.5mm lens
© Tony Baskeyfield 5. Hawkfish inside sponge Lembeh Straights taken with 105mm lens. This was a night dive. I surprised the hawkfish inside this sponge it froze and gave me time to light it through the sponge with my strobes
© Tony Baskeyfield

6. Whale shark taken in Seychelles this year with 10.5mm lens . We saw 46
whale sharks on this trip.

 

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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