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BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition 2008

For the DIVE Magazine Trophy

Fourth - Simon Brown

Simon Brown - Open Portfolio 2008

Open Portfolio 2008 © Simon Brown

1st -JP Trenque
2nd= - Trevor Rees
2nd= - Jane Morgan
4th - Simon Brown
6th - Arthur Kingdon

My portfolio

by Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Simon Brown, aged 40 from Fleet, Hampshire has various revenue streams. He has been diving for 10 years and taking underwater images for 6 years. His current camera system is a Nikon D200, 10.5mm fisheye, 105mm VR macro which are used in a Subal housing with Inon Z240 strobes.

Simon is a BSoUP member and in addition to diving lists motorbikes as one of his hobbies.. He enjoys adreanline, fun and laughter.

'I put together a couple of rough layouts of both a blue water and green water portfolio and then asked my wife Jane for an opinion. She reckoned the green water Norway images were stronger and stood out better so I then worked on the exact choice and layout. After a few reiterations of different images/positions Jane then reviewed and we settled on the 6. Not an easy choice and the process took a week or so of tinkering and choosing.'

Gorgian seafan and diver

Top left:

Subject: Gorgonian sea fan Paramuricea placomus and diver
Location: Lophelia reef, Skarsundet, Trondheim Fiord, Norway
Date: September 08
Camera: D200
Lens: 10.5mm fisheye

Wreck of the Torp

Top centre:

Subject: Wreck of the Torp
Location: Kristiansund, Norway
Date: September 08
Camera: D200
Lens: 10.5mm fisheye
Strobe(s) None

Divers above wreck

Top right:

Subject: Divers above the wreck of the Consul Carl Fisser with Dead mans
fingers Alcyonium digitatum
Location:- Wreck of the Consul Carl Fisser, Ã…lesund, Norway
Date: September 08
Camera: D200
Lens: 10.5mm fisheye
Strobe(s) 2 x Inon Z240

Roy's barge

Bottom left:

Subject: Roy's Barge
Location: Ã…lesund harbour, Norway
Date: September 08
Camera: D200
Lens: 10.5mm fisheye
Strobe(s) None. Taken at night - ISO1600 with 2 x 250w halogen lights

Squat lobster in Dead man's fingers

Bottom centre:

Subject: Dead mans fingers sponge Alcyonium digitatum with a small squat
lobster Galathea sp.
Location: Ã…lesund, Norway
Date: September 08
Camera: D200
Lens: 105mm VR macro
Strobe(s) 2 x Inon Z240

Bottom right:

Subject: Propeller and diver
Location: Wreck of the MV Altair, Eknesskjaerfluene, Norway
Date: September 08
Camera: D200
Lens: 10.5mm fisheye
Strobe(s): 1 x Inon Z240

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition

BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

2017 Mark Drayton

2016 Taner Altigan

2015 Cathy Lewis

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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